Kim Seonghee and Seo Hyun-Suk, eds., Ob.scene, no. 8, Workroom Specter, 2018. Offset printing, paperback binding, page size 90 x 125 mm, 496 pp. Printed and bound by Top Process.
With contributions 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.
Ob.scene is a performing arts journal focused on the “things out of the stage.” The eighth issue explores the theme of May 1968.
Text in Korean
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.