Seo Hyun-Suk and Kim Seong Hee, [Future art] (Seoul: Workroom Specter, 2016). Offset printing, paperback, page size 112 x 180 mm, 624 pp. Featured photos courtesy of Festival Bo:m (cover) and Asia Culture Center Theater (sampled spread).
Addressing issues such as theater, dance, body, language, stage, reality, and the audience, this book attempts to ask questions about the art of the future — or art as the future. The text-free front cover features the poetry-reading humanoid robot in Oriza Hirata’s play Sayonara (2010). The cover is nearly as thin as the leaves, and this fragile feeling is counterbalanced by the bold interior typography.