Untitled (2003)

Lee Bul’s practice mines the potential of performance and sculpture to investigate the body, particularly cultural constructions of the feminine body. Her work provokes reflection on the pleasures, pains and transience of the corporeal body and the oscillation between reality and fantasy in contemporary science and biotechnological evolution.

Untitled is the most complex of Lee Bul’s series of monsters. It comprises a white central body composed of multiple parts that simultaneously evoke the bodily and the technological or cybernetic. Exploding outwards into space from this central body are other parts of the form, including an octopus-like head, that appear and are arranged as fragments of the one entity.