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T♀XIC FEMININITY


Publication(digital printing, munken lynx rough 120gsm and acetate, coptic binding), 210x250mm & Fabric(crepe de chine poly 85gsm), 1410x1410mm
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printed mater, publishing, performance
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academic (2021)
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As Simone de Beauvoir (1949) says, “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” For Bia, every society is full of imbalances. At her single-sex high school, at university and after qualifying as a secondary school teacher in South Korea, she was struck by the images representing the ideal woman in these institutions. Dismantling pervasive imbalances in public representation, for the sake of equilibrium, particularly the imbalances implicit in representations of women, lies at the core of this project. T♀XIC FEMININITY is a project consisting of Toxic Hypnosis and The Red Textbook. To disrupt the gender hegemony that legitimises the patriarchal system and perpetuates gender dichotomy, this project investigates and deconstructs idealised femininity – passive girls, attractive women, wise mothers – that is embodied by Korean young females.
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Performer: Ilaria Golin


CO–BEING


Publication(digital printing, elastic binding), 210x297mm
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printed matter, publishing
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academic (2021)
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This project focuses on disrupting the depiction of stereotyped gender through magazine covers. In the current fashion industry scene and culture, magazine covers have been trying to present gender-fluid fashion as a way of gender co-existence, but the result is still based on the cliché of gender dichotomy. Going further with our research, we acknowledged that gender-fluid fashion shown in magazine covers has revealed this new kind of stereotype, constantly reproducing feminine and masculine expression and clothing, based on gender dichotomies. In other words, the gender fluidity depicted through the fashion industry is distorting its original meaning and goals. We are dealing with this phenomenon for which magazines, thus trying to dismantle gender dichotomy, actually are contributing to the consolidation of dualism, rather than helping co-existence.
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Collaboration: Ilaria Golin



MEMORY


Publication(digital printing, saddle stitch binding), 128x182mm
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printed matter, publishing
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self-initiated (2019)
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MEMORY is a publication that traces Bia’s memory that started with a memo. The memo was given by an Australian girl she met in Fiji when she was very young. At that time, communication was not easy due to the language barrier, but they got closer while enjoying various activities on the island such as paragliding and banana boating. On the day they got separated, the girl picked a random book, tore the first page of the book and wrote an email to give it to Bia. Since then, for some reason, they have never contacted each other, and their memories, which remain old and faded, are reconstructed in this publication.





HELL JUST FOR YOU


Scroll(digital printing), 2673x210mm
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printed matter, publishing
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self-initiated (2020)
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Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), HELL JUST FOR YOU offers people a hell that is optimised for their personality type. People can enjoy the customised hell only for themselves and feel surrounded by the horizontal images of hell.

HOW IMPORTANT STRETCHING IS


Publication(digital printing, saddle stitch binding), 148x210mm
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publishing, editorial
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self-initiated (2019)
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Tights are interesting objects that can be reused in dozens of ways. This publication is an archive of various transformations of tights, including stretching, cutting, and tying. How Important Stretching Is suggests 17 ways to reuse tights.

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