Performance scene

The chandeliers discarded in the midst of the Seoul Station restoration process

Plan drawing

Stage

Performance scene

Dazzling Kyobangchoom (preview)

Dazzling Kyobangchoom (2011)

 

This project was done to commemorate the restoration of Seoul Station to its original 1920s period, from the construction done during the Japanese occupation. I collected and restored some of the chandeliers that were discarded in the middle of the restoration process and lit them above a small octagonal stage. The dance performed at the opening presented the Joseon Danysty Gisaeng, female entertainers, who had their tradition tarnished during the occupation.

 

휘황찬란 교방춤 (2011)

 

휘황한란 교방춤 은 일제통치하였던 1920년 처음 지어졌던 모습 그대로 복원된 서울역을 기념하기 위해 제작되었다. 이 작품을 위해, 복원 과정에서 버려진 서울역의 샹들리에가 8각형의 무대 위에 설치되었고, 일본의 통치기간 동안 전통이 끊어져 버린 조선 왕실 기생들의  “교방춤”이 전시 오프닝에 공연되었다.

 

Performance scene

Performance scene of Dazzling Kyobangchoom, Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea, 2011

 

Stage design and performance directed: Yeesookyung

Performace: Lee Jung Hwa

Musical instruments: Lee sung jun, Lee Kwan Woong, Yoo In Sang, Shin Hyun Seok, Lee Jin Woo

Costume design: Yi Seo-yoon

Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Courtesy of the artist and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Photo: LPstudio Park Sunghoon ⓒKCDF Korea

 

The chandeliers discarded in the midst of the Seoul Station restoration process

ⓒYeesookyung

 

Plan drawing

2011

Pencil and pen on paper

21x29cm

Courtesy of the artist

ⓒYeesookyung

 

Stage 

Photo: LPstudio Park Sunghoon ⓒKCDF Korea

 

Performace scene

ⓒYeesookyung

 

Dazzling Kyobangchoom (preview)

Video Editing: Son Joo Young

 

Exhibition history

Art project 2012: communion, Nuclear Summit Seoul, 2012 Media Center, Seoul, Korea, 2012

Countdown, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea, 2011