Sex Education for Finding Face in the 21st Century

Sex Education for Finding Face in the 21st Century

In 2002, her first radical social intervention, Sex Education for Finding Face in the 21st Century, would become emblematic of her creative practice. Motivated to expose the lack of access to sex education in Korea, resulting in teen pregnancy and shame, RHEE investigated the notion of “losing face” by publicly exposing herself as a pregnant high school student. In an effort to push the boundaries of physical exertion, she persisted in a maniacal laugh for one hour on a crowded Seoul street.  Disrupted by the Seoul police who deem she was crazy, she was dragged away while curious spectators looked on.

Screenings/Festivals
Shoot Yourself: Artists In Their Own Light, Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX, curated by Scott Stark, 2014
EJECT, performance video screening, Primer Festival Internacional de Video Performance de le Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, curated by Pancho Lopez, 2006
899 Film, screening, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Coral Short, 2006
S/KINDEEP, screening, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, curated by M. Weimer and Eleana Kim, 2006
International Adoptee Art Event, George Washington University, Washington DC, invitational, 2006
S/KINDEEP, screening, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, curated by M. Weimer and Eleana Kim, 2005
S/KINDEEP, screening, Ocularis, NYC, curated by M. Weimer and Eleana Kim, 2005
Boxcar Series, screening, Detroit Film Center, Detroit, MI, curated by Brandon Walley, 2004
Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, invitational, 2003
International Communications Associations Conference, video presentation, Seoul, Korea, invitational, 2002
Volatile Boundaries, video exhibition, pkm gallery, Seoul, Korea, curated by Shine Oh, 2002