Sasa, Show Show Show: “The Show Must Go On” Recycled, Yongin: Specter Press, 2006. Offset printing, saddle-stitching, slipcase, page size 148 x 210 mm, 64 pp.
With an essay by Lim Geun-jun.
This book documents Sasa’s performance at the KCAF Arts Theater, Seoul: a “translation” of Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On. While following the original choreography as strictly as possible, Sasa replaced the songs used as prompts with comparable Korean songs, and invited his friends to the stage as performers.
The book is bilingual: the Korean runs on versos, and the English translation is placed upside-down on rectos—or the other way around, depending on which version of the text you choose to read. The arrangement of the images also follows a similar structure: still images from a video recording of the actual performance are placed against the photographs of a rehearsal running on the opposite pages.
ISBN 978-89-957810-2-9 97600
Text in English and Korean
Not for sale