Since 2006, musician Hong Chulki and filmmaker Lee Hangjun have been collaborating together as Expanded Celluloid, Extended Phonograph. In 2008, Balloon & Needle released a DVD featuring works from the duo. Starting next week, both artists will perform shows at Chicago, NYC, and Boston. The Chicago show will take place on January 23rd at The University of Chicago's Logan Center. The event is co-presented with Lampo and requires an RVSP (do so soon since space is limited). The NYC show will take place on January 25th at Issue Project Room while the Boston show will take place at Le Laboratoire Cambridge. The latter will also feature Youjin Moon and Retribution Body.
Hong Chulki and Lee Hangjun will be presenting two works at each show. Information for both pieces is as follows:
2012, 25 minutes
Film Walk replaces the perforations in the film stock with optical sound head. The perforations do not create images produced by the gate movement, but make ‘a hole a sound’ by the artist’s hand and his step speed with the numbers of sound coinciding with the length of time.
Phantom Schoolgirl Army
2013, 20 minutes
Phantom Schoolgirl Army is a powerful audiovisual performance based on a collection of military photographic portraits, and elaborates on the story of North Korean spies disguised as high school girls during the Yeosu-Suncheon rebellion of 1948. The South Korean government used this legend as anti-communist propaganda.
You can watch videos of both pieces being performed below. However, the Phantom Schoolgirl Army clip is of a show which featured Okkyung Lee and Giovanni Di Domenico instead of Hong Chulki. In related news, Hong Chulki and Will Guthrie are to appear on a future collaborative Erstwhile release.