Jinan Kang, Yeonwha Kong, Minjung Kim…

Oh Min, Jinan Kang, Yeonwha Kong, Minjung Kim, Sungwan Kim, Kitae Bae, Sulki & Min, Yeasul Shin, Jinyoung Shin, Woosup Sim, Min Oh, Sanghoon Ok, Minsung Lee, Sinsil Lee, Yanghee Lee, Youngwoo Lee, Taehun Lee, Hyewon Lee, Taesoon Jang, Kwangjun Jung, Joseph Fungsang, June Moon Kyung Hahn, Yunkyung Hur, Sungjin Hong, Chosun Hong, 57studio,, Suwon: Specter Press, 2019. Offset printing, saddle-stitching with dust jacket, page size 125 x 180 mm, 88 pp. Published in conjunction with the artist’s performance at the Art Sonje Center, 24 and 25 November 2018. Printed and bound by Top Process.

Text by Oh Min, Kim Sungwan, and Shin Yeasul.

The title of this publication, like that of the performance piece on which it is based, lists out all the participants in the project, from the artist herself and the writers to the copy editor and the designers. This dense booklet explores the ideas behind the original performance, and develops some of the themes — such as improvisation, musical forms, and the corporeality of the performers — through conversations with the musician Kim Sungwan and the music critic Shin Yeasul.

ISBN 978-89-93061-47-5 93680
Text in English and Korean
15,000 won

Dust jacket, detail

Front cover, detail

The front cover is designed like a colophon page, not only to reflect the idea behind the title, but also for the practical reason that it is hard to distinguish the title from the personnel without explicit labels. Since the performance is an investigation in the notion of improvisation, we took the chance and put visual emphases on all the o’s and m’s (the artist’s initials), to achieve an unplanned graphic configuration. The dust jacket, printed in white ink on black paper, shows the marks abstracted from the front cover.