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5100 Pentagon: Block Universe Performance Festival, Royal Academy, London, 4th June 2017.

posted on 2021-03-28, 23:46 authored by Young In HongYoung In Hong
A ritualistic flash mob performance that re interprets a moment in history, 5100:Pentagon explores modes of memorialisation and the potential of group subjectivity to challenge socio political hierarchies.

This item contains an open call leaflet, and poster, 8 choreography drawings,11 performance images, and 3 scanned pages of the festival programme (included courtesy of the Block Universe Performance Festival).

This item documents UK premiere of 5100:Pentagon at the Royal Academy, London in 2017 as part of the Block Universe Performance Festival, a week long programme of events exploring identity and inclusivity and the power of the collective voice in divisive times. The choreographed movements for 5100: Pentagon were inspired and developed by researching collected archival images relating to the Gwangju uprising of 18th May 1980 and first performed at the 2014 Gwangju Biennale.

The video of the Royal Academy Performance of 5100:Pentagon was also shown at The Moon’s Trick 2017 at the Korean Cultural Centre, London and MaytoDay 2020, the international exhibition commemorating and examining the legacies of the 18 May 1980 Gwangju Uprising. MaytoDay, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 14th October - 29th November 2020.

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Photography by Young In Hong. Used with permission.

The archival images partially included as references alongside the drawings made by Young In Hong as a part of the choreography were drawn from her research at the Seoul Museum of History and other archival sources, and used with permission.

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