Choreographer Ahn Eun-me redefines dance in media artwork

Choreographer Ahn Eun-me redefines dance in media artwork

Choreographer Ahn Eun-me redefines dance in media artwork

Lee Uin’s “Eun Me Pong” (Ahn Eun-Me Firm)

As we speak, dance will not be solely an artwork to be loved on stage or by means of movies.

The actions of dancers generally is a supply of many various on-line media, stated choreographer and up to date dancer Ahn Eun-me.

A one-day exhibition presenting seven media artwork items in Ahn’s six-month undertaking, “Eun Me Pong Competition,” was held at Insa-dong, central Seoul, on Friday.

“We needed to have fun and have an offline exhibition to have them multi functional place,” stated Ahn.

The celebrated choreographer, whose eponymous dance firm debuted in 1988, has taken her revolutionary and unconventional initiatives world wide together with the US, France, UK and Hong Kong.

This 12 months, Ahn collaborated with seven artists from totally different media arts fields corresponding to video, animation, webtoon and VR, hoping to push the boundaries of how audiences expertise dance.

The artists channeled their very own impression of dance, reinterpreting them into on-line media artwork.

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No Tune-hee’s “Rainbow Dice” (Ahn Eun-Me Firm)

Visible artist No Tune-hee created a digital exhibition house by means of her video “Rainbow Dice.” No chosen 17 of Ahn’s works from 1990 to 2022 and organized them right into a rainbow-colored house. The sequence of movies explores the feminine physique, sexual identities, and East Asianness that Ahn highlights in her work.

Within the 15-minute video “Observe,” video artist Lee Tae-seok tags together with Ahn in a overseas metropolis. Later within the movie, Ahn dances with a ghostly determine in a lodge room. In “Moon,” Kim Kyung-mook reinterprets Ahn’s “White Moon,” which premiered in New York in 1995, as a VR video. Cha Ji-ryang’s “Wire Dancing (feat. Fairy)” is a efficiency video that includes music carried out on a shifting chair.

Some artists visited Ahn’s dance studio to get inspiration from Ahn and her dancers.

Woo Sasha’s animation “Apophenic Tea Time” tells what got here to the artist’s thoughts from observing the actions of the dancers. Webtoon artists Lee Uin’s “Eun Me Pong” and Byunchun’s “Discovering Eunme’s Misplaced Treasure” depict tales of dancers at Ahn’s dance studio.

“Working with totally different artists was so thrilling,” stated Ahn. “I used to be shocked and dancers had been shocked as properly to see how their characters got here out in particulars, as in webtoon format. The artists’ works additionally gave us lots of inspiration.”

The “Eun Me Pong Competition” is a part of “Artwork Change UP” — a web-based media content material improvement undertaking — supported by the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism and the Arts Council Korea.

The movies can be found on Eunmi Ahn Firm’s official web site.

By Hwang Dong-hee ([email protected])

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