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Bin Koh – Comfort Ball

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Bin Koh (KR, 1990) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. Her research and
practice illustrates fictional narratives of bodies and voices that
provide hospitality and care services. These bodies and voices that
‘serves’ for their living can be embodied in many different
formseither human or non-human, such as domestic and service workers
as well as virtual voice assistants. She focuses on their performative
quality that becomes a tool to objectify affection and visualising the
blurry line between care and threat, safety and fear. She holds a
master’s degree from Master of Voice in Sandberg Instituut.

Comfort Ball is a gastronomy oriented art collective organised by visual
artist, performer Bin Koh (KR) and Sumin Lee (KR). They distort and twist
a traditional way of cooking with Asian ingredients to formulate an
alien scenery. This scenery speaks itself to show how they are displayed
in western society as an Asian woman, finding parallels between being
low waged hospitality workers and Asian women in western society that
both are fetishised and alienated at the same time. They address this
observation and experience through cooking and stress the gazes of
fetishisation and ignorance under the name of ‘exoticism’ within
their body politics. Their act not only manifests Asian women but also
the queer and trans among us, the differently-abled bodies. Comfort Ball
has organised multiple events, performance at Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam, Paradiso Amsterdam, NDSM nursery square, and Het Nieuwe
Instituut.


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