Exhibition: 9-15 February 2015
Performances: 12 February 2015
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Studio and Theatre
Young In Hong, UK associate artist in Performance as Process has been commissioned by fig-2 to stage an exhibition and create a new performance work at ICA Studio, in association with Outset.
Opening: Monday, 9 February, 18:00-20:00
Performance: Thursday, 12 February, 19:00
Performance at ICA Theatre with an installation in ICA Studio
(Entrance ICA from Mall).
This performance will be followed by a Q&A with curator Fatos Ustek.
Tickets are priced at £1 and capacity is limited. The performance will last 20 minutes. Doors open at 6:40pm. ICA cannot guarantee late entry to latecomers. Click here to book tickets.
About the work:
Young In Hong’s new commission will be the ﬁrst of four commissions that will activate the ICA Theatre for ﬁg-2, where the performance will then feed back to the installation at the ICA Studio.
Hong’s ‘In Her Dream’, is a production of drama, tension and exuberance with a Baroque aesthetic, in the frame of Korean ethnicity and folkloric tradition. Hong’s take on shamanism, Korean Shamanistic production of ritual, and exhilaration coalesced with the expression of unjust behaviourism in a repressively built society, focuses on the production of women’s position within. Hong’s detailed study of induced violence and isolation in the everyday lives of women from various countries of affiliation comes forth in the form of a work of art. Four dancers, and two musicians activate the space of the performance that concentrates on two stages of being, among a community and in confinement. The choreography, built on extensive research on archival imagery of social change is brought to light by sounds and movement only. The confluence of baroque aesthetics with Korean Shaman music ﬁnd form in ‘In Her Dream’, inviting the audience to a journey of broken words, uncanny encounters of a tainted narrative.
‘In Her Dream’ is realised in collaboration with Delfina Foundation and Korean Cultural Centre UK.
Collaborators: Zosia Jagodzinska, Cello Jeung-Hyun Choi, Korean Drum & Vocal Sarah Louise Kristiansen, Choreography Eleanor Sikorski, Choreography, Dance & Vocal Wen-Chi Su, Dance Aimee Bevan, Dance Ughetta Pratesi, Dance
Costume ﬁttings by London Fitting Rooms. Film by Smithson Images, Director William Smith, cameramen Ben Williams and Johnny Adair. Furniture fabrication by Goldfinger Factory. With thanks to Hye Eun Kim and Nagyum Han.