Hit Parade (Seoul)


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Ten participants lie face down on the street where they block traffic and proceed to pound the pavement with the microphone one thousand times. The sound of each person’s actions is amplified through an amplifier located in the garden of the SongWon Art Center as part of SFX SEOUL 2007. Cables run over the wall connecting the participant in the street to the amplifier in the garden. Each performer chooses their own rhythm and intensity. The performance took place in front of SongWon on Saturday September 8, 2007. Once the participants had finished, the mics and the cables were left in their place for cars to run over them. The installation documents the performance with the remnants of the microphones, a statement and a polaroid for each participant. The installation was presented at the TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.

Participants: Jung Ye Sle, Zin Kyung-Chui, Lee Jae-hoon, Maeng Dami, On Jeonghyi, Kim Bum-jun, Jin Soony-hoon, Haan-Ayoo, (and two names missing).

Photo credits: installation and top two rows of performance and by cm, bottom three rows of performance by Jean-Pierre Gauthier.