One day Exhibition and Performance
Performers: Sunggu Hong, Jinkyoung Park, Jieun Choi
03. May 2023
Exhibition opens at: 6pm
Performance starts at: 7pm (25min)
Come and eat Tofu 😊
Do you have a question or problem you cannot find the answer to or a logical cause that makes you clear? Tofu could be the answer for these questions.
The interactive Performance “Tofu Equation” shows how we or objects are related to each other. This relation means ‘our’ behaviors, movements or its resulting effects are interdependent. “The Tofu Equation” is another name of “indeterminate equation” which could have more than one answer because of its variable and interdependency of Unknown.
It could be said that our Society or Life got better and more free than in the old times. But can we say therefore we became proportionally happier and freer? “Tofu Equation” wants to ask ourselves how happy we are in a society, which constantly likes to give us guilty consciences.
*There is a tradition in South-Korea that a prisoner should eat a Tofu after finishing their prison life. Eating Tofu symbolizes a sort of ritual that the prisoner gets a chance to start their life afresh and it also means to promise that they wouldn’t commit a crime anymore.
Sunggu Hong is a Vienna-based, Korean artist, who is currently studying Performative Art in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He works in performance, drawing, sculpture, dance and whatever other medium that helps showing his artistic approach. Sunggu’s works normally start with simple questions and his curiosity which come up in daily life. His questions seem simple, sometimes childish and nonsense at first, but they are metaphorically also related to our life and social issues.
Jinkyoung Park was born in South Korea and is currently studying Scenography in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Park is interested in the definition of (stage space), directing, and dramatic factors. Park’s approach is mostly to combine video and set design. Park pursues a lifestyle with which Park doesn’t need to think more about stress regarding a future that didn’t come yet. Park wants to concentrate on the present where Park is present.
Jieun Choi was born in South Korea and is currently studying painting in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is interested in people’s facial expressions and hand gestures which she sees as a different language. So, she places most values on her own observation and interest.
Photos (1~5): Sunggu
Photo of Sunggu(6): Jinkyoung
Flyer by: Jeun Choi