Foreign body_trio (work-in-progress)
Through an attempt to make body look unfamiliar, it asks the meaning of “foreign” in our society.
_ 1. unfamiliar body
_2. body of immigrant
_3. an object that has come into something else, usually by accident, and should not be in it
There are people who are not integrated into society, not only in their own country where they were born, but also in a foreign country where they stay. They are hidden, unprotected and stateless.
Historically and recently, there are always people who search for the land where they can stay safely. From diaspora till immigrant, there are always foreign bodies who stands on other´s land.
A pure body describes their / our journey how they / we come, where they / we stand, about their / our instability in a metaphorical realism. A body moves from unfamiliar to familiar, from abstract to realistic, from hidden to open.
Through electronic sound-scape and field recordings, the music creates unfamiliar surroundings, disharmonious ambiance and follows the path of the movements.
Choreography & Dance Howool Baek
Compositon & Live music Matthias Erian
Light Design Hendrik Haupt
Video Recording Yoann Trellu
Photography Jörg Hemmen
co-production Asphalt Festival Dusseldorf
supported by Korean Culture Center Berlin
funded by Arts Council Korea
Thanks to Jungsun Kim
Did U Hear
Isn ́t it that abnormal what we think is actually normal for the most of people?
People look at the same direction and step their feet into a footprint which the others left. Sometimes it doesn ́t fit their feet. But they care about surrounding, follow invisible rules and try to reshape their feet to fit into the footprint.
Everyone has their own struggling and weight in life. The social stereotype and prejudice drag us down deeper.
We have a right to step with our own shape of feet into a way where nobody was before .
We have a right to choose our direction, even if it takes longer.
There is a hope inside the despair. There are everywhere the rose inside of us, when we believe in ourselves.
NOTHING for 60 min
[NOTHING for 60min] is a body image work which focused on body movement combine to live media and sound.
NOTHING for body
<We know about ourselves.
How is it with the others?
They see me through their point of view, and take a part of me how they want.
They know me.
But it’s NOTHING.>
“NOTHING for body”
choreography: howool baek
music: matthias erian
choreography / dance: howool baek
dance: kwang-min kim
music: matthias erian
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