Eunju Hitchcock-Yoo



Contact Info

+44 (0)7704 223048

e.hitchcockyoo@gmail.com

strangers.lab@gmail.com

hitchcock-yoo.com

 

1 Upper Hayes Road

Nailsworth

Gloucestershire

GL6 0ED U.K.                                                                               

 

Date of Birth  

24 Aug 1979

 

 

Solo Exhibitions


2016  ‘(13+11+15)*3 Children’, Hanmi Gallery, South Korea

2010  ‘Such Great Battles’, Insa Art Space, South Korea

2009  ‘Atatta Utatta’,Sarubia Dabang, Seoul, South Korea



Theatre and Performances (Directed and Choreographed)


2018  ‘Bahn’ (theatre- game), Sewoon building area, South Korea

2016  'The Strangers' Street' (Street Theatre with Mobile Application), Bukchangdong, Seoul, Korea 

2010  ‘Urban Dancing Band’(Dance Performance), Hi Seoul Festival, South Korea

         ‘Road to Obokdong’(Theatrical Performance), Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival, South Korea 

 

2009  ‘The Blinds’(Live Performance), KIAF(Korea International Art Fair)

         ‘Urban Dancing Band’(Dance Performance), Chuncheon Internatinal Mime Festival/ Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival

          / Uijeongbu Musical Theatre Festival, South Korea 

         ‘Bottari Project’(Live Performance), Café Gyahaha and various venues, South Korea

2008  ‘Urban Marching Band’(Dance Performance), 11th SIDance(Seoul International Dance Festival), South Korea



Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings 


2017   ‘Playable City Seoul Weekend’, Seoul Architecture Biennale/ Watershed, Seoul, South Korea 

           'Sketch Open'

            Rabley Drawing Centre(Marlborough)Black Swan Arts(Frome), Plymouth College of Art, 

            Peter Scott Gallery(Lancaster University), U.K.

2015  'Love and Death', Walcot Street and Walcot Chapel, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath, U.K.

2013  ‘No Comment’, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, South Korea

2011  ‘Roundabout: Six Different Ways, Exhibition Curator, Gangdong Arts Centre, South Korea

2009   Emergency 4(Group Exhibition), Aspex, Portsmouth, U.K.

          Cream, International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009, Yokohama, Japan

         ‘Call09’(Group Exhibition), Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain

         Girls on Film(Screening), Bredford, U.K. 

2007  ‘Tim and Buttler, BBC SouthEast Today, U.K.

 

 

Artist in Residency

 

2012  Arcus Project Residency Programme, Moriya-Shi, Ibaraki, Japan

2010  COMP, Korea Contemporary Dance Association, South Korea

2009  Incheon Art Platform Pilot Programme, Incheon, South Korea



Awards & Grants

 

2017    Granted for 'Bahn' from Arts Council Korea

2016    Granted for ‘The Strangers’ Street' from SSAC(Seoul Street Arts Creation Centre), South Korea

2012    Full-Grant for Arcus Project Studio Programme, Moriya-Shi, Ibaraki, Japan

2011    Granted for Group Exhibition ‘Roundabout: Six Different Ways’ from Gandong-gu District Office, Seoul, South Korea

2009    Granted for Solo Exhibition ‘Such Great Battle' from Arts Council Korea

Emergency4 Final List, Aspex, Portsmouth, U.K.

           Granted for the ‘Bottari Project’ from Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

           Granted for Solo Exhibition ‘Atatta Utatta’ from Project Space Sarubia and Arts Council Korea

2008    Granted for the ‘Me, Dancing in Your Dream’ from Arts Council Korea

2007    Channel4 ‘4Talent Award’ Short list

2006    BBC SouthEast Untold Final list

 

 

Education

 

2005-2006       MA Design by Independent Project,

University of Brighton, U.K.

1999-2003       BA Sculpture, Seoul National University, South Korea

 

 

Relevant Experience


2017          Coordinator of a Korean-British exchange programme Art and Disaster 

                  workshop and exhibition, SVA, Stroud, U.K/ Space BA, Seoul, South Korea

2003-2011 Illustrator for various printed media

2010         Translator, Summer Art Residency Programme,

      Space Beam, Incheon, South Korea

2008         Cinematographer

                of a documentary film about Contemporary Dance in South East Asia, ‘Your Contemporary, My Contemporary’ 

                Direted by Cho, Heekyung

200grid5         Production Assistant

      in a feature film production ‘Love House, Directed by Kim, Pansu, LJ Production

2001         Production Designer

                in a short film ‘New Millennium Gymnastics’, Directed by Gwon, Kyungwon






Drawing, pen on paper, 2520x1485mm, 2013 


 This is a work of imaginary journey heading to an ideal world. The floating objects, and splash and waves of ocean form a circular movement of which does not lead but back to where you begin.

  When I started working on this piece, I was on the process of settling down in new home in abroad. A new life from the ground made me think about the general intentions and results of migration and ideal worlds that people have been seeking. Would it exist somewhere? If it would not exist, what could be the end of this whole effort and process?
 The idea of Utopia has not been changed much for years and years. Does it mean our society is still under a same circumstances and conditions since Thomas More and unknown storytellers who had dreamed and told and written about those place of no-where but in their hearts?







Moriya Fantasy, Four Chanel Video Installation, DV 720x480, 31 mins,  2012


 For the project in ARCUS, I worked with a group of women in their 30s and 40s who have families in Moriya. I organized a series of workshop that started from describing their daily lives to eventually exploring their inner world that is otherwise remained untold. In doing so, I attempted to delineate the anxiety and inner conflict hidden in the women’s psyche, who are living ideal family lives. Each of them, including the artist, weaved a various forms of narratives – of their actual experience, imagination, rumor – into a script.

I created an abstract folding screen as the background, incorporating elements from Japanese domestic houses or architecture. There, women’s voices are telling their own stories. They seem to be having a conversation with each other, while at the same time it looks as if the voices are reaching nowhere.

 


During Arcus residency in 2012, I had run four-week writing workshop with four resident of Moriya city in Ibaraki Ken, Japan. In the workshop, we had accumulated writings from words, objects, photo images to people who they had known. i asked them to create a fiction combining stories from each individual. The video installation is based on the fictional story they had created.They performed the rolls created by themselves in the videos. 


























Video installation, colour, stereo, 720x480, 2012



Such Great Battles Part3: "Distrust"
Six small monitors are placed in the walls with small windows.



 

오복동 행복관광

Road to Obokdong

play, 65mins, 2010

연출 및 대본 director and writer: 유은주 Eunju Yoo

조명 디자인 Lighting Design: 이수연 SooYeon Lee

사운드 디자인 Sound Design: 이 궐 Geol Lee

무대 디자인 Stage Design: 유은주 Eunju Yoo

출연 Performers: 조위상 Wesang Jo, 정재헌 Jaehun Jung, 정보연 Boyeon Jung, 민준홍 Junhong Min, 구상권Sangwon Gu, 이소영 Soyoung Lee, 이임경 Yimkyung Lee

 

 

이상세계에 대한 갈망은 어느 사회 어느 시대에나 존재해 왔으며 그 형태도 대부분 비슷한 양식을 띈다. 형실정치 역시 국가라는 대규모 집단의 틀에서 (이론상으로는) 이상적인 인간사회를 이루는 것을 목적으로 한다. 모두가 소망했고, 여전히 갈망하는 이상사회가 어째서 현실화되기 힘든 지에 대한 일종의 탐구 공연이다. ‘오복동은 구전 설화에 등장하는 엇비슷한 형태의 행복한 마을들의 이름 중 하나이다. 이 행복한 마을들은 모두가, 소박하고 자급자족하며 풍요로운 생활을 하되 아주 작은 마을 단위로 존재하면서 무정부적이다. 평등한 인간관계, 화폐를 사용하지 않고 물물교환으로 경제교류가 이루어지며, 공동 농장, 공동 노동, 생활에 직접 필요한 물자 외에는 생산하지 않는다. 검소하고 절제된 경제의식과 정직하고 성실한 태도를 미덕으로 삼는다. 부정부패, 권력집중 현상이 존재하지 않는다. 도화동 설화, 토머스 모어의 유토피아, 초기 사회주의 유토피아론 등 상상 속 이상사회들은 거의 동일하다시피 한 형태이다. ‘오복동 행복관광은 실제 했던 이상사회들과 이야기 속의 이상사회들의 형식과 내용을 결합해 재구성한 가상의 이상적인 마을로 관객들이 관광객들이 되어 관광을 들어오는 내용이다.

 A theatre piece combines a group tour and theatre to introduce a strange ideal community.


 There is an stereotypical utopian village called 'Obok-dong' hidden in the wild nature(green belt), denying capitalistic future but ironically located near by the greedy neighbourhood of Capitalism. 

 Adapting the oriental tales about a paradise (or 'the world in the other side'), that an ideal village situated in the end of long narrow cave, to this theatre piece. In this performance, audience are also led to a narrow and unnoticeable passage to the village(theatre) by a tour guide after gathering outside, in the middle of busy shopping street. 


 In the story the village was set up a half generation ago, however it faced obstacles to maintain their community. Lack of money. Therefore, they started a new business: tourism. 


Audience are treated like tourists group in the piece. They book the tour in advance and get personal contacts from the production, noticing time and place to come and begin the touring. The seats are limited to maximum 45 people to keep in control as like in group tour. 


The work show the utopian village's present: a distorted happiness, alienation, ranks, controlled lives, frictions and lingered survival. 

 


  1. leeyimkyoung 2011.10.19 14:33 신고

    공연사진 처음보네 :)

Project 2010-2011: Utopian Village Tour

Theatre version_01

there is an utopian village called 'Obok-dong' hidden in the wild nature unreachable by the greedy outer community.
as like the cliche in the oriental tales of the paradise (or 'the world in the other side'), the village is situated in the end of 
long narrow cave. a few runaways settled down here to make their own 'ideal community' about 30 years ago.
they tried to make the village self-sufficient, perfectly equaled, eco-friendly and harmonious within their humanity scheme.
they started building houses and cultivating the fields.
within a few years, they realized they need hospitals and schools. they started building hospitals and schools in the village.
a few months later, they needed doctors, pharmacists, teachers and more labourers. 
and money.
how can they make money to set up the perfect society?
brain stormed.

'tourism!'

let's make the village pretty and bring the tourists. 
advertising it 'Extraordinary Opportunity to See the Unveiled Paradise!'

the theatre piece would start from this point. 

gather the 25 audiences=tourists in the middle of the street. -150M away from the theatre.
the tour guide leads the people to the village=stage. on the way, they would encounter a few villagers who came out to buy the gadgets. at the entrance, there is a mouth of the long tube. tourists have to crawl into it to enter the paradise in the other side......

this is a combination of the street performance and black box play. 






Live Performance on 20th Feb 2010 at the Insa Art Space

Directed and Written by Eunju Yoo
Performed by Minsun Park and Eunju Yoo

Series of video installation and a live performance about common(tactful or tactical) evil deeds within human community; deception, leaving out, distrust. 

Live performance is 30 minutes guide of the exhibition led by two overly jolly girls. In each sections of the exhibition, they turn to different characters to represent three different evil deeds. 



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