& SOOK.TODAY(SUK GO)
Acrylic, Cloth, Arduino, 6 Ventilators, Worm Geared Motor, 420xHeight of ceiling mm, 2018
THE REFRAMING OF BEING FORGOTTEN NO.1
: THE MECHANICAL DANCER
Based on Noh Hei-kyung's Salpuri and the sound source of video(6:35) I shot myself, I created a movement score by tracing the movements of the ‘cheon’ that was moving along the rhythm over time. The height of the ‘cheon’ was divided into low, lower middle, middle, upper middle and high, which were annotated as 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1.0, respectively. In addition, rotational and stopping sections were also annotated separately. All of these movements of the ‘cheon’ represent the three main elements of the Salpuri such as connecting (pulling up), soothing (staying) and releasing (descending and relaxing), and a cycle of these three elements is repeated and produces improvisational movements. Mr. Changduk Choi, a designated apprentice of the Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 97 Salpuri Dance, described the meaning of the movements of the ‘cheon’ in Salpuri as follow. 'Dropping the towel on the hand means the pain of parting or the life of misfortune, and when it is picked up again, it becomes a world of a joy with good luck and reunion.'
Designer Suk Go
Collaborated with AINNOZ
Photo by Ronald Smits
Adviser Joost Grootens,
Simon Davies,
Gert Staal,
Kim Bouvy,
Bart Guldemond,
Koehorst in ‘t Veld