Site Specific Performance and Video Installation (2016):


 It searches choreographic movements that spontaneously response to a specific site: its architectural structure, objects, texture, atmosphere, users(residents and passers by), time(lights), weather, and direction and speed of users movements. 

This project creates moving images from improvisational movements in a mews in East London.

They act as audience instructions for a participatory performance.

 

 It adapts the poem 'Crow Eyes View' which was written in 1930's, Korea under Japanese occupation and the Greater East Asia War. The poem depicts confusion and unpredictability arisen from the rapid social changes under the modernization and colonization. The poem has a clear asymmetric structure resembling the modern architectures, which is in contrast to its dominant lingual image of ambiguity. I believe the images implied in the poem could be still reflected upon the sentiment of today.

 

 The poem is read throughout the film acting as a sound effect and a song:


Poem No. 1

13 Children Rush down a Street.
(A dead end alley is Suitable.)

The 1st Child says it's frightening.
The 2nd Child says it's frightening.
The 3rd Child says it's frightening.
The 4th Child says it's frightening.
The 5th Child says it's frightening.
The 6th Child says it's frightening.
The 7th Child says it's frightening.
The 8th Child says it's frightening.
The 9th Child says it's frightening.
The 10th Child says it's frightening.
The 11th Child says it's frightening.
The 12th Child says it's frightening.
The 13th Child says it's frightening.

13 Children were gathered together like that as either frightening or frightened.
(The absence of any other Condition was highly preferable.)

If Amongst them 1 Child is a frightening Child it’s fine.
If Amongst them 2 Children are frightening Children it's fine.
If Amongst them 2 Children are frightened Children it's fine.
If Amongst them 1 Child is a frightened Child it's fine.
(A through street is Suitable.)
Even if 13 Children do not Rush down the Street it's fine.



The mews_work in progress from Eunju Yoo on Vimeo.



 

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