Jin Cho Youn
Going Nowhere & Building - Stage One

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‘Going Nowhere and Building’  is an animated film the form of which is realised through projection. Here the piece is shown in Situ as part of Photomonth 2012. Clay forms and drawings are given a sense of agency through subtle movement.
The seemingly nonsensical remnants of the discarded and overlooked come together ‘for the moment’ as if the objects themselves were directing their own performance. In this instance the tenuous choreographies are underscored through their projection on transient structures such as Cardboard, paper and clay, the forms of which were constructed on site. The sounds heard are a mix from three different pieces, which merged with each other in the space.
The sound unique to Going Nowhere & Building is the clunky mechanical rhythm and eerie laughter, which is the displaced sound of two actors spinning around on a stage. As the title suggests the piece is ongoing, there is no narrative beyond the individual performances of the shapes and as Clay forms and drawings are made in response to found and misplaced fragments so they too will be animated and added to the ongoing performance.
Only the singular mechanized odd ‘head’ remains, locked into a repetitive nodding that is both humorous and a little disturbing in its awkward restraint.