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Udine | Teatro S. Giorgio, Sala Harold Pinter
21 April h. 20.30
22 April h. 17.30


concept, direction, text, music, video Jaha Koo
dramaturgical advice Dries Douibi
performance Hana, Duri, Seri & Jaha Koo
set & lighting design
scenography, media operation Eunkyung Jeong
additional details
Cuckoo hacking Idella Craddock
Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
coproduction Bâtard Festival
support CAMPO, STUK, BUDA, DAS, SFAC & Noorderzon / Grand Theatre Groningen
funded by Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Focus on Eastern contemporary performing arts
a project in collaboration between FEFF24 and Teatro Contatto 40

21 April h.20.30
22 April h. 17.30
Udine, Teatro S. Giorgio


uckoo is a performance by South Korean artist Jaha Koo, a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history told by a bunch of talkative rice cookers.

One day when his electric rice cooker informed him that his meal was ready, Jaha Koo experienced a deep sense of isolation. ‘Golibmuwon’ (고립무원) is an untranslatable Korean word expressing the feeling of helpless isolation that characterizes the lives of many young people in Korea today.

Twenty years ago there was a major economic crisis in South-Korea, comparable to the financial crash in the United States and Southern Europe in 2008. This crisis had a huge impact on the young generation to which South Korean artist Jaha Koo belongs. He witnessed many endemic problems including youth unemployment and socio-economic inequality. Rising suicide rates, isolation, acute social withdrawal and a fixation on personal appearance are but a few of the symptoms.

In bittersweet and humorous dialogues, Jaha and his clever rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history, combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises and death.

Full 15,00 €
Reduced 12,00 € (FEFF Card - Card Io sono Visionario - Contatto Card)
Students 10,00 €
CONTATTO FEFF single price per 2 performances 15,00 €

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