Purple Kiss ♡, 2018 
Supported by Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture
Exhibited at Archive Bomm, Seoul, Korea, 2018
Why Did Lucifer Become Mortal Venus?, 2018, digital print on adhesive sheets.


Lunacide, 2018, laser cutting on sheet iron.

This Time You've Chosen A Fascinating Victim, 2018, a tray cart, a microscope, toys.

Bang!, 2018, iron, digital printing on polyurethane synthetic fiber, a gong stick.

Love-in, 2018, plaster casting, silicone tubes, horse pipes, polyurethane synthetic fiber, a led panel light.

243 Days, 2018, silicone, an earring.

Singing In The Purple Rain, 2018, digital printing on polyurethane synthetic fiber. Collaborate with Miyoun Kim & Jae Yoon Lim.

Two Spirits, 2018, laser cutting acrylic sheets with a led light, experiment equipments, toys.

내가 조금 더 설렐 수 있게 ♡ Purple Kiss, 2018, single channel video (03'56”). Singing by HornyHoneydew.


225 Days, 2018, a stainless steel ring, silicone tubes, an earring.


Photo by Jungwoo Lee

<Purple Kiss ♡> explores the process of how homo sapiens evolve into posthumans through shamanism. The future of mankind depends on a shaman, known as HornyHoneydew, who has undergone extensive spiritual preparation for a ceremony that will transform humanity. On the appointed day when Venus shines brightest in the sky, the shaman  performs a ceremony to transfer souls into the bodies of a new human race. Homo sapiens, who are struggling to survive on a dying Earth that is increasingly similar to the toxic atmosphere of the planet Venus,  dream of prosperity again by mutating into posthumans.

Through gender, sexuality, religion and science, Dew Kim speculates about what it is to be posthuman.  By evoking the sound and look of a K-pop video, <Purple Kiss ♡>  is a critical examination of dualistic heteronormative ideas that dominate Korean culture and society. Kim deploys shamanism in order to champion expanded notions of non-binary genders like that of the Two-spirit concept found in indigenous North American communities. / written by Dew Kim



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