불가사리 – Bulgasari: Korean Sound Art – Thursday 6 July – Saturday 29 July

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Please join us to celebrate the exhibition which marks the end of Bulgasari NZ – a major project which brings leading South Korean sound artists and experimental musicians to Aotearoa.

 

Throughout June and July, Lee Hanjoo (이한주), Lee Bong Gyo (이봉교), Yukie Sato, Taekyung Seo (서태경) and Soojung Kae (계수정) will be in residence at the Audio Foundation HQ in central Auckland where they will collaborate with local musicians – producing concerts and recordings while working toward an exhibition for the Audio Foundation gallery.

After the Audio Foundation residency the group will travel around Aotearoa, collaborating with local musicians and artists in a series of events in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin before returning to Auckland for the exhibition opening.

Travelling with the Korean artists as key collaborators are renowned NZ musician John Bell (vibraphone/percussion) and sound artist Ian-John Hutchinson (prepared harmonicas). These two artists have been based in South Korea for over 5 years and are established figures in the Korean experimental music scene.

This group of artists gravitate toward Yogiga, a music venue and art-space in Seoul where regular events take place as part of the ‘Bulgasari’ series. At these events, the Yogiga community present new works of music and performance art which reflect current experimental practise in the region.

This group exhibition will follow a similar logic, with its contents emerging as an outcome of the Yogiga group’s time in Aotearoa, bringing together moving images, photos, audio recordings and other ephemera.

 

Opens – Thursday 6 July, 5.30pm (w. refreshments from Liberty Breweries)
Hours – Tuesday – Saturday, 12.00pm – 4.00pm.
Closes – Saturday 29 July, 4.00pm.