September 2024

Solo Exhibition, De Appel, Amsterdam

Dec 2023

Heterophony of Heterochrony has become a part of the collections of the MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea).

A Sit

time-based installation

2015

1 channel film, stereo audio
6 min 4 sec

Video Excerpts
Writing Excerpt 1

“I now tread back a bit further into the past. In April 2015, I was in Paris viewing the Eric Duyckaerts exhibition Terpsichore. In the film Notation (2015) set up in the hallway, Duyckaerts was slowly explaining something. However, I did not understand a word of French and began to gradually lose my focus. Suddenly, I noticed the relationship between Duyckaerts’ head and the blackboard stand behind him. The tip of his head was uncannily parallel to the stand’s horizon, just barely maintaining contact. It was almost unsettling to watch. As satisfying as it was when his head was perfectly aligned with the stand, I was greatly anxious that his head would soon drift away from the stand. When the gap widened enough, I found a sense of relief but also a perverse sense of frustration. The anxiety and frustration continued even after I returned home. I grew uneasy and curious that I may have missed something about the relationship between “the forms I saw” and the “words I could not hear.” I thus began to investigate further about Terpsichore, Notation, and Duyckaerts. While the anxiety that drove me was uncomfortable, it was also titillating. The investigation and the feeling of tension only subsided when I paid homage to Notation in my work titled A Sit (2015).”

Writing Excerpt 2

A Sit (2015) captures the choreographer Lyon Eun Kwon sitting on a chair and “marking” a dance. While the dance is perfectly enacted in the mind of the choreographer, what becomes visually manifest are the movements that lie peripheral to the dance, more specifically, the traces of habits deeply embedded in the body while rehearsing and the kinesthetic responses that occur instantaneously and unconsciously. One dance is divided into two layers, producing two completely different movements simultaneously. I assumed that between the two layers, the peripheral movements—visible as imperfections on the choreographer’s body, constituted the final stage of this dance. And the perfect dance that is taking place in her mind was choreographed from the very beginning, based on the premise that it would be performed only by its marking, or in other words, on the premise that it would never be danced for real.”

Film Stills
  • A SIT 02.tif
  • A SIT 06.tif
  • A SIT 07.tif
  • A SIT 04 ret.tif
A SIT 02.tif
Installation Views
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Presentations
Press
Credits
  • Concept, Direction

    Min Oh

  • Editing

    Min Oh

  • Filming Location

    Minha Yang studio, Paju

  • Performance

    Choreography
    based by the introduction text of
    Eric Duyckaerts: Terpsichore
    Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris,
    April 18 — June 6, 2015
    Text translation (FR to KR) by Haeju Kim

    Choreography

    Lyon Eun Kwon

    Performance

    Lyon Eun Kwon

  • Photography

    Camera

    Min Oh

    Filming Assistant

    Jisun Nowh

    Light

    Min Oh,
    Chosun Hong

  • Post-Production

    Color

    Min Oh

  • Set

    Prop Design & Production

    Hyungjoon Kim,
    Zero Lab

    Set Production

    Hyungjoon Kim,
    Min Oh

  • Sound

    Chosun Hong

  • Style

    Costume Design & Production

    Ajo

  • With the support of Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul, KR