So, I lived my life with my mouth shut, Performance by Nayeon Yang


Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:00 pm

In conjunction with If Shadows Could Shine

Experience Nayeon Yang's 15-minute artist performance, utilizing a live-feed video to delve into the unspeakable and inaudible languages embedded within Korean and English, shaped by societal constructions. In this unique presentation, Nayeon Yang employs art as a powerful language to authentically express the self, discussing her body, its complexities of personal narrative, and navigating the intricacies of identity in both languages.

Performance at 2pm and 4pm

Nayeon Yang is an interdisciplinary artist and social service worker based in Chicago. She moved to the US from S. Korea in 2006. Experiencing the implied status of a 'foreigner' now in both countries, she explores the relations of systemic “foreign(ness)” and “presence” as well as capital and labor in a global society through her projects.