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Soyoun Kim

Tongue-Tongs (2022)

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Drawn from her lived experiences as a female Korean-Australian immigrant, Soyoun Kim, examines her cultural and gender identity by approaching self-portraiture that is reminiscent of a dark comedy. Using her tongue as a symbol of language, cultural translation, hierarchy and women’s silence, Tongue-Tongs suggests considering the emotional aspect of trauma and pain, which inscribes conflict through embodied identities of race and gender.