- GLEERUP Trine Mee Sook, The Fool + The Magician: The Beginning Of A Performative Journey In Tarot And Life, 2012.
Trine Mee Sook Gleerup (1978, South Korea) is a visual artist working within installation, text and performance. Deeply invested in historical, national and political tendencies her artistic performance-based methodology also qustions the politics and history of performance art itself. From a post-colonial and gender-related perspective her work is debating cultural and racial stereo-typing and representation, as well as it strives to (re)nagociate overall power structures, and identity building. Trine Mee Sook Gleerup is a former member of the closed-down artist network & residency, The Berlin Office, and co-founder of Scandinavian artist group, UFOlab (Unidentified field Foreign Object laboratory). She has exhibited and collaborated with artists, cultural workers, activits and researches from the US, Europe and South Korea.
The performance lecture The Fool + The Magician: The Beginning Of A Performative Journey In Tarot And Life is divided in two parts corresponding to the two antagonist Tarot cards: the fool and the magician. Dressed like the allegorical figures the artist combines historical facts, divination, psychology and biographical material in relation to transnational adoption with a race and gender related discourse.