Beings by Tia Yoon (Fine Arts)

Beings is a year-long project that starts from immersive installation performance working with and directing 8 performers. Through the process and rehearsals, it gradually expands into and interwoven with video, fashion, sound, and sculpture. It is a study of approaching the concept of posthumanism as reclamation of alienation in relation to biopolitics. It is a live form of biopolitical resistance waving a web of intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race, class, and spice. The immersive performance sees participants in duo and single groups engage in repetitive sculptural and interactive performances as well as movements with the audience. The three performance languages explore concepts and emotions such as transgender and race issues, queer sexuality, and power relationship in both the political and sexual context through dominance and submission, as well as the limitation of the bodies and different layers of communication. In blurring the boundaries between performance and moving image, Surrealism and realism, this work creates a togetherness that unties itself through the rebellion of humanity.


This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.

Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.