The National Science Museum presented Moving Toys from Scotland, the very first automata-themed exhibition in Korea.
This unique exhibition consisted of dolls and sculptures (automata) driven by various mechanical devices, to provide an opportunity to feel the original creativity and scientific thinking of the artist hidden in it.
Lotte Cinema screened The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. The masterful 19th-century choreography of Marius Petipa along with Tchaikovsky’s masterful score was screened at Lotte Cinema.
Residency programme with National Theatre Wales and Performance Group Tuida
National Theatre Wales and Performance Group Tuida had led an international performance residency in Hwacheon, Korea from 11 to 22 September. Adapting multidisciplinary approach towards three distinctive themes, it focused on 1) Socially-Engaged Practice, 2) Site-Specific Theatre, and 3) Immersive Performance. It was joined by artists whose countries of origin range from Wales, Korea, and Japan to India, from various artistic backgrounds including theatre, dance, live art installation, and writing. Detailed review is now published as a book, and also available online. ▶ Read e-publication
UK/Korea 2017–18 hosted the UK Pavilion themed after Form + Motion at the Cheongju Craft Biennale 10th anniversary
The exhibition included artworks selected by Craft Council UK, Craft Biennale Scotland, a film screening of Real to Reel, and lastly a presentation of 'Tools of South Korea and Hull' by Linda Brothwell, who carried out research on tools used by craft masters in Korea.
Artience Daejeon 17 UK Focus presented Silent Signal and public talks in collaboration with Daejeon Art and Culture Foundation
Originally funded by The Wellcome Trust, 'Silent Signal' was a group exhibition bringing six artists working with animated films together with six leading biomedical scientists. '30x30 Creation Challenge' selected 15 scientists and 15 artists from about 80 applicants, and gave them 24 hours to come up with a creative output on the theme of ‘ageing’ in random pairs of a scientist and an artist.
Along with two public talks, the overall programme was well-received by the participants and audience and it connected UK’s artists and artistic institutes to collaborate with artists in Korea and scientists in Daejeon's science hub.
Storytelling City project paired UK and Korean writers and webtoon artists/graphic novelists to produce new creative works
The collaboration took place over a series of visits to both Korea and the UK and the process and final outcomes were showcased at this year’s Wow Book Festival and will be shown at the Bradford Literature Festival next year.
The short stories, webtoon and graphic novel are available online as follows:
▶ Novel written by Zoe Gilbert / translated version in Korean
▶ Webtoon written and Illustrated by Hongjacga / translated version in English
▶ Novel written by Soyeon Jeong / translated version in English
▶ Graphic novel written and Illustrated by Gareth Brookes / translated version in Korean