Playable City will host a suite of specially created Playable City Experiences. This mini festival of Urban Play will invite the public to explore and reimagine public space along and surrounding the Cheonggyecheon Stream. Based around the themes of the Connected City, these specially commissioned projects will facilitate members of the public to explore their environment in new and exciting ways.
Connected City Playable City
- Date and Time: 27–29 October 2017
- Venue: Sewoon Complex and Seungyo
- Hosted by: Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Design Foundation
- Organised by: Producer Group Dot, Urban Regeneration Center of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Walk, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
- Pre-registration required
- Date and Time: 14.00 27 October 2017
- Venue: 1st Basement level of Sewoon Complex
About works and participating artists
|1. Fishy City by Borahm Kim|
- Time: 15.00, 15.10, 15.20, 15.30, 15.40, 15.50, 16.00, 16.10, 16.20, 16.30 (*Online reservation) 80 mins
- Venue: Seungyo and Sewoon Complex
- Pre-registration required ▶ Booking
You are fishing in Cheonggyecheon. Your goal is to let your fish survive through the rapid change of the city. This play will be a site observation + card game. And through the play you will find your luck and the mystery of Cheonggyecheon.
This play enables participants to explore themes of survival and displacement in Cheonggyecheon. Every element in the city has its own reason for existence. Things of no use are disposed of or disappear eventually.
Borahm Kim has mainly produced experimental performances and installations using media such as video, surround sound, installation, performance, and mobile app (APP). She has produced site-specific performances in which the audience moves through the space. They include 57.2 Degree Tilted Terrain (2015); Untitled Mountain (2015) ; Untitled Train (2016); Para-Structures (2017); and Plug-in City (2017).
|2. Media Graffiti by Sun Kim|
Venue: Under the Seungyo
Participants are invited to enjoy the amusement of graffiti using a media tablet without the environmental pollution caused by spray. This simple project allows people to express their feelings in public using a simple tablet and projections. At the end of the day, the accumulated images will indicate the collected feeling at the site.
|3. A walk with my DIY PET by Sookyun Yang|
- Time: 15.00–17.00
- Venue: Between Seungyo and Baeogaedari
The surrounding area of Cheonggyecheon is an industrial district made up of factories and materials. It is hard to walk pets in the area because the Cheonggyecheon has a narrow trail. A walk with my DIY PET transforms this experience into a balloon fish shaped by mass production. These fish-shaped pets, called BLIMPS, float along a narrow walkway and swim across the Cheonggyecheon stream. This site-specific event evokes coordination, strolling, and participation.
|4. Dancing in Cheonggyecheon by Eunkyoung Lee, Minji Kim|
- Time: 17.00–22.00
- Venue: Under the Baeogaedari
An interactive installation using motion recognition technology, 'Dancing in Cheonggyecheon', is a play under Baeogaedari bridge where the audience dances with the animals living in Cheonggyecheon.2005, the Cheonggyecheon stream was restored, and the number of habitats increased as the green tracts were regenerated. Now in its 12th year, Cheonggyecheon, has become popular with the citizens and many animals. 'Dancing in Cheonggyecheon' was born from the idea of people playing with those animals together. People walking on foot will meet animal representatives who now live there. When people move their body, the animals will dance and move with them, making music together.
|5. Bahn by The Strangers at Honja Factory | Do One Im, Eunju Hitchcock-Yoo|
- Time: 17.00, 17.15, 17.30, 17.45 (*Reservation required) 20min
- Venue: Sewoon Complex and the Allies in the East side of the Complex
- Pre-registration required ▶ Booking
The game starts with a text message. The sender is a 17 years old girl called ‘Ban’. She asks audiences for help to find her. As the game continues, the audience explores every corner of streets and narrow allies of the city chasing her traces with a few hints given in her texts. The places and certain milestones that the audiences will pass by are related to Ban’s personal memories and experiences. As each mission or place is reached and cleared, Ban is getting younger by year and eventually she becomes ten. Who is this little girl lost in the strange city? Does she really loose her way?
|6. International Street Game by Rosie Poebright|
- Time: 15.00–18.00
- Venue: on Seungyo
Playable City will host collection of old and new street games to be played by all ages. Join us for a play session and cross-cultural conversation about why we play in public space.