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Distributed Web of Care: Semaphore Poetry Between Seoul and Hong Kong

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Ji Hye Chung

Ji Hye Chung collaborated with artists from various fields in Korea and Europe through choreography and performance. She is interested in the paradox that appears when conflicting concepts coexist within social and personal issues, and is interested in expanding the range of communication that can be communicated with the work, focusing on movement. In addition, she analyses the reason for the action that the movement makes, and looks into the social waves generated by accumulation in the body.
Recent choreography works include ‘Open Letter’ (2020), ‘Air Becomes Ears, Ears Become Eyes.’ (2020), ‘Untitled’ (2018), and ‘All About Memory’ (2018). Some of the performances included ‘DDR’ (2020, Lyon Eun Kwon), ‘Body Landscape’ (2020, Jung-sun Kim x Jae-lee Kim), ‘Ehera Noara’ (2020, Hwa-yeon Nam) and ‘Postcards from Vietnam’ (2020, Raimund Hoghe).

Taeyoon Choi

Taeyoon Choi is an artist and educator based in New York and Seoul. He co-founded School for Poetic Computation in 2013, where he organised classes and taught experimental workshops. He is inspired by the poetics in science, technology, society and human relations. He works with computer programming, drawing and writing, in collaboration with fellow artists and community members. He believes in the intersectionalities of art, activism and education. He works with activists and scholars on disability rights, environmental justice and anti-racism.

He has presented at M+ Museum, Hong Kong (2020), and his projects, participatory workshops, performances and installations has been exhibited at the New Museum (2017), Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (2016), Van Alen Institute (2016) and Whitney Museum of American Art (2015) in New York, USA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, USA (2014) and more. He participated in Biennale Architettura (2021), Istanbul Design Biennale (2018), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2016) and Shanghai Biennale (2012). Through his diverse practices, he seeks a sense of gentleness, magnanimity, justice, solidarity and intellectual kinship.

Image courtesy of the artist 
Photo: Joe Swide

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