The Network Performance Series is the series of joint performances created by five artists living in Germany, Mongolia, and Korea, Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Sarangerel Suhbaatar, Anima Singh, Alice Park, and Sungsuk Suk through an online network. Kyongju Park, a planner of the series, suggested a theme, “new networking among artists on the web”, to the artists and Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Sungsuk Suk, and Alice Park created a concept of performances. The major concept was that each artist proposed a keyword and every artist communicated with each other and did improvised performance real time on the web. At the same time, the video was edited real time and aired on www.tnef.kr to be shown to the audience. They jointly worked together through diverse kinds of media such as drawing, improvised dances and motions, happenings, performances, noise sound, etc. Joint online performance had been carried out five times for total about 960 minutes for five days under the Network Performance Series and the results were completed as the series of five videos. The artists have plan to consistently create works online in the future and hold a joint media installation exhibition and demonstrate a post drama performance.
- Production: Salad Ltd., Undergroundartchannel
- Year of Production: 2015
- Place: www.tnef.kr
- Producer: Kyongju Park, Sungsuk Suk
- Plan: Kyongju Park
- Concept: Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Kyongju Park, Sungsuk Suk
- Direction & Performance: Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Anima Singh, Alice Park, Sarangerel Suhbaartar, Sungsuk Suk
- Live Edit: Dongmyung Park, Jiwhan Che
- Interpreter: Hayan Chun
- Copyright by Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Anima Singh, Alice Park, Sarangerel Suhbaartar, Sungsuk Suk
Part 1 ; <HAVE NO WORDS>
Friday, 02 Oct. 2015, 8:00 PM - Saturday, 03. Oct. 8:00 AM (GMT+9)/ Network Performance / Direction: Wolfgang in der Wiesche / Performance: Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Alice Park, Sungsuk Suk, Sarangerel Suhbaatar, Anima Singh
HAVE NO WORDS is to explore the power/subversive power of art. The International participants will join the network group conference and on air live workshop. For 12hours they will see each other on their screens and listen to surrounding noise and sounds, but they will not talk. The way the participants perform and celebrate keeping silent is up to them and their technical possibilities. The performance is to celebrate the idea of international networking and cooperation in art projects. It is to establish the connection visually and in thought, reflexion and contemplation rather than in exchanging ideas through language and talk. Keeping silent face to face publicly for many hours means communicating by defying communication with spoken language, it may lead to unexpected action, ideas and response.
Part 2; <NEWS ART>
Sunday,04 Oct. 2015, 8PM (GMT+9)/ Network Performance / Direction: Anima Singh / Performance: Anima Singh, Alice Park, Sungsuk Suk, Sarangerel Suhbaatar, Wolfgang in der Wiesche
In one place we put TV or Radios and open the news channels. At first news will played and after few minutes later one person came out and makes a movement with that news which is played from TV or Radios. After that all members from performance came out and make a movement or text. And then end of the performance every news will loud and suddenly silent also all the members who perform are posed.
Part 3; <WORK AND ART>
Monday, 05 Oct. 2015, 8PM (GMT+9) / Network Performance / Direction: Alice Park / Performance: Alice Park, Sungsuk Suk, Sarangerel Suhbaatar, Anima Singh, Wolfgang in der Wiesche
What is artists’ labor? If someone asks artists to work for an hour to be paid hourly, what kinds of works that the artists do? Can they create a work within the time? What does labor mean to artists? What is labor? Labor (Arbeit in German) or working means human resources input to earn money through business activities and human beings’ such activities. Kyonh-ju Park will pay KRW 30,000 to networking performers for their work per hour. The participating artists should do works that they think appropriate for KRW 30,000. After the works are done, they should say “I love artistic labor” and submit their results of working.
Part 4 ; <MIGRATION>
Tuesday, 06 Oct. 2015, 8 PM (GMT+9)/ Network Performance / Direction: Sarangerel Suhbaartar / Performance:Sarangerel Suhbaatar with Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Alice Park, Sungsuk Suk, Anima Singh
Sarangerel Suhbaartar had stayed in Russia for five years to study theater after graduating from a high school in Mongolia and migrated to Korea. She had diverse jobs as a migrant worker and went through lots of difficulties and experiences in Korea for almost 20 years. She missed Mongolia in Russia but went to Korea and missed Mongolia again for a long period of time in Korea. However, after coming back to Mongolia in 20 years, She started missing Korea, which made her be confused. Therefore, she wants to share this experience with other participating artists who might have similar psychological experience.
Part 5; <SWITCHING>
Wednesday, 07 Oct. 2015, 8PM (GMT+9)/ Network Performance / Direction: Sungsuk Suk / Performance: Sungsuk Suk with Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Alice Park, Anima Singh, Sarangerel Suhbaatar
Switching, the theme of the network performance, is a kind of expansion of connection. During the performance, machines and machines, persons and machines, persons and persons, the east and the west, and the current world and the world 12 hours ago can be connected and then, the unexpected third relational network and the worlds of materials and non-materials will be presented. The props used for the performance “Switching” are Morse signaler of the US official Boy Scouts, car searchlights, collected objects, sounds, and something shared among the artists living 238km, 2,231km, 8,639km far from each other beyond space and time.