After a long exploration and narrative work on body discourse and feminine discourse, Cheon Yeon-young shows a deep experimental spirit in terms of the influence of existing discourses and grand discourses and the correlation that has on the formation of ‘Ego’. The artist has come to the novels 『Ginger』, novel collections 『Myeongrang』, 『As you knows』, and closely explores the process of forming the 'self' through family relations father-and-daughter relations mother- and-son relations and mother-and-daughterd relations and the language and human existence. She is dealing with the essential problem of Her work, which reveals the true nature of 'self' and 'subject' by looking into the child's family relationship, which begins with the relationship of the body, is an achievement that must be reevaluated in that she is always heading for a more fundamental problem while pioneering a new narrative field.
This paper examines the aspects of the' self, subject' that the artist identifies with the works of the recent work collection 『As Mom Knows』, and the relationship between the ego formation and the language of the system.
The male protagonist at the position of the father in the triangular structure of family desires seen in the collections of works 「As Mom Knows」, 「Glass Lip」, and 「Twenty-Three Eyes」 is still in the arms of maternal women. It shows that you are staying at the level of being a boy.
This is what the artist perceives as the “Ego” of a man under the patriarchal system of this land and the meaning that the work represents. In the appearance of staying in the child who stayed in the male protagonist's 'mother's arms' or returning to it, the mother's son, who exhibits perfect maternality, does not become a rational 'subject' that has achieved independence and individualization and is dependent on the 'boy' appearance. The author's clarification and insight that the existing men in this land did not become independent 'subjects' of complete separation, but rather became a dependent 'self' in real life such as food, clothing and shelter by staying in boys who need the care of women with motherhood. Could be confirmed I was able to face the artist's insight and representation of staying in the 'self'.
In the mother's arms, who play the role of a strong guardian and male head in the patriarchal system, the “son” manifested an inner “anima” and stayed in the mother’s arms, showing that the mother and child relationship could continue to be completely united. This was to recreate the reality that the son was able to live without having to achieve 'separation' and 'personalization' because there is a mother who has been wholly devoted to a son born with a "phallus" in the patriarchy and has been a powerful fence. The author's clarification and insight that the existing men in this land did not become independent 'subjects' of complete separation, but rather stayed in boys who need the care of women with maternity, thereby having a dependent'self' in real life such as food, clothing and shelter. Could be confirmed.
On the other hand, from the image of a girl who had to live alone, thrown out of her mother's arms or without any fence, from the triangle of family desire to the role of husband and father as guardians works ``Remaining Education,'' ``Closed Eyes '' and ``My Severe and sad children”. In the mother-daughter relationship, the mother gave a female hysteria to her daughter, and the girl had to accept it and protect her, but the girl showed an animus-like ego and played the role of the father (father) protecting the house and women. The reality of this narrative is not a story of a girl in a peculiar environment, but rather a mother-daughter relationship in our society where the idea of son preference was strong. Could In the works, the 'mother', who had to live a life of frustration under the existing patriarchal system, can pour out the resentment.
I was able to face the author's insight that was a daughter. It was possible to examine the implications that the growth environment of “mother's mother”, which has not been revealed and has not been reproduced, is creating a furious mother-daughter relationship In addition, girls are psychologically separated from their mother and play the role of adult head, but this independent self is not a socially individualized 'subject', but a 'beast' self thrown into the wilderness, and the negative mother-daughter relationship will be resolved. There was no sign of it. Daughters and mothers – The process of forming their “self” was like a beast of self-reliance without parental care, apart from official culture and general social culture. It can be seen that it is living by downloading the “beast instinct” from the “kin” as the mother did. In contrast to the mother-son relationship centered on the social signifier of “Phallus ” it reproduces primitive mammalian relationships.
This is a primitive and bodily beast relationship, and it could be noted that the 'beast' is not a rhetorical expression but a straightforward expression of the formation of a girl's 'self'.