The Emotional Society on Stage

Hyejung Cho, Sookhyun Kim2014

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art
Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea

Workers in the area of modern service industry are required to perform not merely physical labor, but also emotional labor. Hyejung Cho and Sookhyun Kim interviewed those who are called emotional laborers and recorded the role-playing performed by dancers representing these labors. In capitalist society, the human nature of emotions and feelings, such as joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure, are reified as ‘service,’ which leads to the distortion of natural feelings and behaviors.

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  • Title: The Emotional Society on Stage
  • Creator: Hyejung Cho, Sookhyun Kim
  • Date: 2014
  • location:lon: 126.812326
  • location:lat: 37.319395
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi museum of Modern Art
  • Type: 3channel video, color, sound, 23min 34sec