Working across text, sculpture and performance, Sophie Jung’s work navigates the politics of representation and challenges the reductive way in which we draw conclusions. Her focus is on disrupting dominant scripts through subversively introduced tremors. She employs humour, shame, the absurd, raw anger, rhythm and rhyme, slapstick, hardship, friendship and a constant stream of slippages.
Her sculptural work consists of bodies made up of both found and haphazardly produced attributes and defines itself against the dogma of an Original Idea or a Universal Significance. Instead it stands as a network of abiding incompletion, an ever-changing choir of urgencies and pleasures, traumas and manifestations that communally relay between dominant and minor themes.
Sophie Jung is invested in triggering a de-categorising of concepts and a de-conceptualisation of categories and understands her approach to “stuff” – both legible utensil and metaphoric apparition – as a queering of historical materialism.