Lolling and Rolling

Jaha Koo
Performance
 
open mouth with 4 teeth, 2 fingers in it, black and white
Jaha
Koo

In Lolling and Rolling Jaha Koo immersed himself in the phenomenon of tongue-tie surgery, an operation performed in South Korea to pronounce the English tip of the tongue-r. The performance thus touched upon linguistic imperialism in his native country. In 2021, Koo is revising this performance, because he no longer wants to focus solely on the linguistic aspect, which is just the tip of the iceberg. In the re-worked live performance, Jaha Koo now also highlights the more extensive process that goes with it, which tries to silence the “subaltern”, the minorities.

Because the denial or devaluation of a language also instigates the loss of an identity, of a minority, of a population group. In this way the subaltern are colonized not only linguistically, but also culturally. Jaha Koo has been living and working in Belgium for the past few years. The History of Korean Western Theatre is his first production for the Ghent-based, international touring arts centre CAMPO.

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Jaha Koo
Fri18./
Sat19. 
Jun
19.30 /
TQW Studios

45 minutes, no intersmission

In Korean with English surtitles

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For production reasons, the performance of “The History of Korean Western Theatre” has to be postponed. As a replacement we will show “Lolling and Rolling”, the first part of Jaha Koo's “Hamartia” trilogy.

In Lolling and Rolling Jaha Koo immersed himself in the phenomenon of tongue-tie surgery, an operation performed in South Korea to pronounce the English tip of the tongue-r. The performance thus touched upon linguistic imperialism in his native country. In 2021, Koo is revising this performance, because he no longer wants to focus solely on the linguistic aspect, which is just the tip of the iceberg. In the re-worked live performance, Jaha Koo now also highlights the more extensive process that goes with it, which tries to silence the “subaltern”, the minorities. Because the denial or devaluation of a language also instigates the loss of an identity, of a minority, of a population group. In this way the subaltern are colonized not only linguistically, but also culturally.

Credits

Concept, text, direction, music, video & performance
Jaha Koo
Dramaturgy
Dries Douibi
Scenography
Eunkyung Jeong
Artistic advice
Pol Heyvaert
Production (2015)
OFFICENEINOFFICE
Support (2015)
DAS Theatre
Executive producer 2021
CAMPO in coproduction with Kunstenfestivaldesarts
Supported by
Jaha
Koo

In Lolling and Rolling Jaha Koo immersed himself in the phenomenon of tongue-tie surgery, an operation performed in South Korea to pronounce the English tip of the tongue-r. The performance thus touched upon linguistic imperialism in his native country. In 2021, Koo is revising this performance, because he no longer wants to focus solely on the linguistic aspect, which is just the tip of the iceberg. In the re-worked live performance, Jaha Koo now also highlights the more extensive process that goes with it, which tries to silence the “subaltern”, the minorities.

Because the denial or devaluation of a language also instigates the loss of an identity, of a minority, of a population group. In this way the subaltern are colonized not only linguistically, but also culturally. Jaha Koo has been living and working in Belgium for the past few years. The History of Korean Western Theatre is his first production for the Ghent-based, international touring arts centre CAMPO.

gujaha.com 

 
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