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.



 





Workshop videos =>


https://vimeo.com/128081705


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikksFGS8ZrA



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. 





 Such Great Battles

6 Feb 2010-25 Feb 2010 at the Insa Art Space
3 floors video installation and live performance
about the common (tactful or tactical) evil deeds within the human community: deception, leaving out and distrust
Live performance was on 6, 12,13,19,20 Feb 2010.

the live performance is the 30mins guide of the exhibition led by two overly jolly girls.
they acted some typical characters representing the three categories of the evil deeds.

written and directed by Eunju Yoo
performers: Eunju Yoo, Minsun Park (+ AD)



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