Perfect Lovers Performance, Duration 1:00:00 min., 2012    

Perfect Lovers

Performance, Duration 1:00:00 min., 2012

 

 

"Also questioning the borders is Jaewook Lee’s Perfect Lovers, in which two people dressing in military uniform hold two identical clocks. The performance, informed by the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, comments on identity struggles and homosexual relationships under oppressive militarization and its overt masculinized rituals. The work also draws on the ambivalent alliance between the American and the South Korean militaries in South Korea, pointing to issues of local discrimination of Korean officers and the economic opportunities brought by the US military bases in South Korea."
- Denise Carvalho (from "Des-identify yourself please", Hotel de Inmigrantes catalogue essay)