5100 : Pentagon 2014

(in collaboration with Sarah Louise Kristiansen and Ann So-Hee Mannik Kristiansen)

Gwangju Biennale 2014

The choreographed movements for '5100:Pentagon' were inspired by collected archival images relating to the 5.18 Gwangju uprising.The music track for the performance was written based on the 1980’s demonstration song, ‘A Song of May’.

Each performance is constructed based on a web-tutorial accessed by anonymous groups of participants with no restrictions to age, gender and art experience.
This project brings to light an unexplored period in history as an intensive moment, performed repetitively (and differently) by different participants each time. It also aims at establishing a potentially shared agreement through art, by multiple expressions being performed by a varied group of people addressing the same event. The performance runs throughout the exhibition period as long as there are voluntary participants.


Photo © Stefan Altenburger