Can You Hear Me?
Young Joo Yoo is an artist who works from a relational aesthetic, since, for her, the work of art consists of the moments in which she has conversations with other people. The rest is, in her understanding, a record of what was the moment.
In December 2017, during the last ´aceNITE of the year, we could see the edit of her project Can you hear me?. For this piece, Yoo invited six women from different places, professions and ages, and she asked them only one question: “For you, what is it to be a woman?”
In the video, their responses were muted and we can only hear the moments in which they pronounce sounds that are not words. This simple but profound gesture by Yoo generated discomfort in the viewer at first, but once we got used to it, we could observe with much attention the expression of these women, to whom articulating an answer to that question is not easy and, in some cases, touches very intimate places.
We appreciate the participation of:
María Cristina Cánaves
Ana María Mattioli