Coreia is an editorial project of artistic, critical and discursive nature about arts in general, with special affiliation to dance. Published twice a year in Portuguese language and distributed for free, Coreia is an independent, experimental and internationalist forum focused on the discourse produced by works and artists through various formats such as scores, manifests, short stories, interviews, chronicles, essays, critiques and opinions.
Presented by its editor, João dos Santos Martins, the release of Coreia#5 was accompanied by the exhibition of the film Against Waves and the performance Ehera Noara by the South Korean artist Hwayeon Nam, performed by Ji-Hye Chung, who activates the archive of one of the precursors of Korean modern dance, Seung-hee Choi. Initially made in the context of a solo exhibition in Seoul, Nam’s Ehera Noara (2020) is based on the memoirs and records of Choi’s Ehera Noara (1933), from which the artist intervenes on the absence of time and movement between the static images that survive from the work.
Ehera Noara, 2020, Performed by Ji Hye Chung. © GIM IKHYUN
Hwayeon Nam, Against Waves, video, 14’’53’. Photo by João dos Santos Martins at the launching event of the publication Coreia, edition #5, on September 23 2021, at Museu Nacional Machado de Castro, in Coimbra, organized by Linha de Fuga.
Hwayeon Nam, Ehera Noara, 2020, performed by Ji Hye Chung. Photo by João dos Santos Martins at the launching event of the publication Coreia, edition #5, on September 23 2021, at Museu Nacional Machado de Castro, in Coimbra, organized by Linha de Fuga.
Hwayeon Nam, Against Waves, video, 14’’53’
2020, performance, 15 min
Direction: Hwayeon Nam
Dramaturgy: Kim Jae Lee
Performance: Ji Hye Chung
2019, video, 14min 53sec
22/09/2021 Júlio Pomar Museum-Atelier, Lisbon
23/09/2021 Machado de Castro National Museum/Escape Line, Coimbra
24/09/2021 Devir Capa, Faro
25/09/2021 Municipal Theater of Vila do Conde — Salão Nobre/Circular Performing Arts Festival, Vila do Conde
Hwayeon Nam (b.1979) lives and works in Seoul. Along with her most recent exhibition Mind Stream(2020) at Art Sonje Center, Nam’s solo exhibitions include Abdominal Routes (Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019), Imjingawa (Audio Visual Pavilion, 2017) and Time Mechanics (Arko Art Center, 2015). Hwayeon Nam represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale’s Korean Pavilion with siren eun young jung and Jane Jin Kaisen in 2019. She has participated in group exhibitions Reenacting History (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2017), All the World’s Future (56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2015), and Nouvelle Vague—Memorial Park (Palais de Tokyo, 2013). She also made several performance works including Orbital Studies(2018) at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul.
Ji Hye Chung collaborated with artists from various fields in Korea and Europe through choreography and performance. She is interested in the paradox that appears when conflicting concepts coexist within social and personal issues, and is interested in expanding the range of communication that can be communicated with the work, focusing on movement. In addition, she analyzes the reason for the action that the movement makes, and looks into the social waves generated by accumulation in the body. Recent choreography works include “Open Letter (2020), “Air Becomes Ears, Ears Become Eyes.” (2020), “Untitled (2018), and “All About Memory (2018). Some of the performances included “DDR (2020, Lyon Eun Kwon), “Body Landscape (2020, Jung-sun Kim x Jae-lee Kim), “Ehera Noara (2020, Hwa-yeon Nam), “Postcards from Vietnam (2020, Raimund Hoghe).”
EDITORIAL DIRECTION João dos Santos Martins
GRAPHIC DESIGN Isabel Lucena
CONTRIBUTIONS #5 Alice Dusapin & Christophe Wavelet, Anna Halprin, Bruno Zhu, Dani Issler & Frédéric Sayer, Gaya Medeiros, Henrique Neves, Hwayeon Nam, Leandro Souza, Leticia Skrycky, Min Kyoung Lee, Paula Caspão, Raimund Hoghe, Sara Graça, Sara Woodey
TRANSLATION José Maria Vieira Mendes, Patrícia Silva, Joana Frazão, Sara Godinho
PROOF READING Pedro Cerejo, Daniel Lühmann, Mariana Monne, Leonor Courtoisie
TRANSCRIPTION Cyriaque Villemaux
PUBLISHING, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION Associação Parasita, Circular Associação Cultural
WEBSITE Sara Orsi
SUPPORT Atelier-Museum Júlio Pomar, Devir Capa, Linha de Fuga, Artistic Residences Cultural Center of Gaivotas Boavista
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Heaju Kim, Ji-hye Chung, Luca Giacomo Schulte, Ricardo Valentim, Stephanie Earle
Issue #5 features contributions from Alice Dusapin & Christophe Wavelet, Anna Halprin, Bruno Zhu, Dani Issler & Frédéric Sayer, Gaya Medeiros, Henrique Neves, Hwayeon Nam, Leandro Souza, Leticia Skrycky, Min Kyoung Lee, Paula Caspão, Raimund Hoghe , Sara Graça and Sara Wookey.