Su Jung & Ted Oonk

11th Jan – Sunday 28th Jan 2018
Road Works Gallery (Top Floor)
67-69 Victoria Street, Liverpool

CONTOUR | X to X presents a collaborative project of Dutch and Korean artists, Ted Oonk and Su Jung. Since 2015, the project has focused and tried to shine a more plural light on the typical romantic connotations connected to islands. It mainly consists of written letters, verses, photographs or video. 

The material deals with the island as an unimportant and forgotten place, 

Twisting the collective implications of utopia. The photographs show a collection of insignificant objects that have become imaginary artefacts. The text-based pieces describe a nonexistent place contrary to utopia; in the narrative, the island becomes a space for digesting a certain loss, disappearance and absence.


SHORT BIO
Ted Oonk is a Dutch contemporary artist who lives and works in Belgium. She received an MFA in Photography from St.Joost Academy in Breda. She also holds a MA in Film Studies and Visual Culture from the University of Antwerpen.
Her work was shown nationally and internationally. They have been exhibited a.o. at Texture Museum Kortrijk, ENTER Festival Brussels, Mostyn Museum Wales, The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Photoville New York, The National Art Studio Seoul and Photofestival Naarden. Works were also published in Der Greif Magazine, Humanize Magazine and on Self Publish Be Happy. 

 

The work of Ted Oonk is mainly centered around the many ways we both mask and bring to light vulnerability, standards and norms in our visual culture. Her artistic practice probes in that regard for a specific sensitiveness concerning socio-cultural and normative representations of the stereotypical other, but also plays with notions of the human necessity to categorize and use standards. One question guides her work very much: If the act of looking is marked by (often one-sided) normative representations, how can photography and/or video provide for pluralistic or critical ways to look at visual material?

The work of Ted Oonk is mainly centred around the many ways we both mask and bring to light vulnerability, standards and norms in our visual culture.

Her artistic practice probes in that regard for a specific sensitiveness concerning socio-cultural and normative representations of the stereotypical other, but also plays with notions of the human necessity to categorize and use standards. 

One question guides her work very much: If the act of looking is marked by (often one-sided) normative representations, how can photography and/or video provide for pluralistic or critical ways to look at visual material?