Korea, South 1979 / Japan 1985
Born in South Korea in 1979
JAZOO Yang has been participating in various collaboration artworks in Seoul, Busan, Jeju-island, Bejing, Berlin, cities in France and many other places concerning issues of solitude and reclusion residing in fast-paced major cities. She understands the individuals’ extreme sense of solitude is a practical disease resulted from highly developed social structures, and with her artistic mediums of painting, installation, live performances, she diagnoses the seriousness of its state by looking into the flotsam and jetsam of wounded humanity and abandonedly ruined sights in cities.
Born in Japan in 1985, 3rd Generation Korean/Japanese
Haku Sungho graduated from Inter Media Art department of Tokyo University of the Art, has been participating in performances with dancers, painters, and other musicians whom he is acquainted with via Korea National University Of Arts and other venues. By practicing music composition and visual art projects, he has been trying to find his proposition with others in new dimensions suggested by his ontological existence. In the process of practicing his performances in Tokyo, Yokohama, Seoul, Busan, Hongkong, London and other cities, he has perceived his identity as ‘overseas Korean’ and felt ambiguous station without firm emotional roots to his origin thus being distanced from the community and people he encounters. It is the core of his artistic career that he endeavors to achieve his ego through being constantly reminded by such distances and understanding better the situations.
We met each other for the first time at a residency program in the alternative cultural space AGIT based in Busan, South Korea in 2011, and again in Seoul in the following year. Since then, we have been working collaboratively in live performances of improvisation and installations, and other works.