May 11, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. and May 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Video Studio, Duderstadt Center. A live, interactive performance, directed and performed by Caroline Yoo and Okyoung Noh*.
Free but reservation required – in-theater attendance is limited: https://bit.ly/aznluvluv.
This performance “aZn luv luv t0ur” invites audiences to join Noh and Yoo as tour guides in leading an interactive tour engaging with Western online archives fetishizing the Asian female body. The tour physically maps some of the contemporary digital spaces of racism, sexism, and imperialism that amplify perspectives of sensationalizing and exotification of the Eastern Asian woman such as sub-Reddit communities, porn culture, mail-order brides, and/or memes. In tandem, the performance also maps the psychological consequences in Yoo and Noh’s lived experiences, in relation to the representation and reproduction of sexual fantasy of “fetishized, sexualized and marginalized Asian women.”
*The performances including the artist talk are around 90 minutes with no intermission. There are visual depictions of sexual and war violence as well as verbal descriptions of mature and adult content.
Music: Chien-An Yuan, Caroline Yoo
Video: Caroline Yoo, Jaewon Lee, Seungah Lee
Installation: Okyoung Noh
Stage Manager: Yuchen Wu
Production Help: Carly Lowe, Manali Desai, Yuchen Wu
Stage Tech: Duderstadt Studio Team
Poster: Doyeon Son
This event is supported by Smucker Wagstaff funding and a MicroGrant from ArtsEngine.