Sujin Lee

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A woman returns home after spending many years in an English-speaking country. She gets a job as an English teacher and gives herself an Anglicized name September. At work, she is unexpectedly forced or forces herself to "wear" a different language and cultural identity. Later she finds herself very committed to playing this fictitious and stereotypical identity of an English teacher named September. The work asks questions about where one's body is located or can be located in relation to the languages spoken.

Installation view from the exhibition Language Is Treacherous 언어는 배신하지 않는다 at Wumin Art Center, 2019
Photography by Seung Hyun Baek

September (excerpt) from Sujin Lee on Vimeo.

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