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Woman, body, and posthumanism: Lee Bul’s cyborgs and monsters

Title
Woman, body, and posthumanism: Lee Bul’s cyborgs and monsters
Authors
Jeon H.
Ewha Authors
전혜숙
SCOPUS Author ID
전혜숙scopus
Issue Date
2017
Journal Title
Asian Journal of Women's Studies
ISSN
1225-9276JCR Link
Citation
Asian Journal of Women's Studies vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 29 - 48
Keywords
cyborg; Lee Bul; monster; otherness; posthumanism; woman’s body
Publisher
Taylor and Francis Ltd
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Lee Bul is a female Korean artist, whose works such as ‘monsters’ and ‘female cyborgs’ take unique forms unprecedented in Korean art history that cannot be explained by feminism alone nor defined as subjects of established humanism. Her monsters resemble the female subjects who were undervalued as “Others” in western history, and are also the ‘abject’ as illustrated by Kristeva. They are in other words ‘beings-in-between’ that cannot be named or formed or explained. And her ‘disabled-female cyborgs’ imply the politics of cyborg-representation that reveal women’s ambiguous identity within technology. Lee Bul’s monsters and cyborgs represent all types of hybrids and “Others” that were alienated by humanism and anthropocentrism. They can open up the possibility of gender transcendence that ultimately denies otherness as well. They are on the boundary, thereby allowing reconsideration of human subjects within the posthuman discourse. These provide the theoretical and discourse evidence to call such ideas as posthuman-feminism. © 2017 Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University.
DOI
10.1080/12259276.2017.1279889
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