Choreographer and performance artist Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea) is back at The Drill to run 2 week development laboratories. In her work, she constantly negotiates the relationship between the human body and the things surrounding it. Through intense, risky interactions with her own body, she bestows a bizarre, disconcerting life upon plain, everyday objects. Geumhyung explores the potential of the body – its sensuality, power to change its surroundings, and ability to undergo transformations through the power of desire. Her projects combine dance and puppetry and bring attention to technical aspects of theatre.

WEEK 1 (30 Oct to 4 Nov 2017)
Participants will work on Choreography and Objects using a set of rules given by Geumhyung.

WEEK 2 (6 – 10 Nov 2017)
Participants will focus on their own interests in relation to the theme.

LAB PARTICIPANTS: Kristina Chan, Angela Goh, Leah Landau, Adelina Larsson, Raynen O’Keefe & Julie Vulcan.

A selection of images from the actual lab experience can be found here.

Geumhyung studied Acting at Hoseo University in Asan, Korea, Dance and Performance at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, and Animation Film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts in Seoul. Her works have been presented by the New Museum, New York, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Switzerland; Malta Festival, Poznań, Poland; Brigittines International Festival, Brussels; SPIEL ART Festival, Munich; ImpulsTanz Festival, Vienna; iDans Festival, Istanbul; Contemporary Art Museum of Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany; PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany; and many others.

Cover Image & Image 1: Geumhyung Jeong. Photo credit: Tae hwan Kim
Image 2: Geumhyung Jeong 7ways_liveperformance. Photo credit: Wooshik Lee
Image 3: Oilpressurevibrator. Photo credit: GajinKim

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