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Ob.scene, no. 8

Journal, 2018. Offset printing, paperback binding, 90 x 125 mm, 496 pp

  • Edited by Kim Seonghee and Seo Hyun-Suk
  • Written by Kwak Yung Bin, Kim Eun-heui, Nam Seung-seok, Royce Ng, Vijay Prashad, Seo Hyun-Suk, Adachi Masao, Yoo Un-Seong, Igor Sevcuk, Lee Nara, Jon Jost, and Christopher Connery
  • Printed and bound by Top Process
  • Published by Workroom Specter Website

Ob.scene is a performing arts journal focused on the “things out of the stage.” The eighth issue explores the theme of May 1968.

  • ISSN 2234-5108
  • Text in Korean
  • 22,000 won

Presented in Graphic West 9: Sulki & Min, curated by Goto Tetsuya, Kyoto DDD Gallery, 16 January–19 March 2021

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The small format was appropriated from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the so-called “Little Red Book” that appeared as an important fetish object both in the Chinese Cultural Revolution and May 1968 events in Paris. The black pages refer to the Yugoslav Black Wave film movement, also discussed in the issue. While the blank front cover continues the visual identity of the journal, the spine of this issue shows, instead of text information, the joining hands of protesting students from May 1968—a symbol of solidarity.