Monthly Archives: June 2010

No Shakespeare but the Park

I should have made prior reservations. When I arrived at the Arko Arts Theater almost one hour before this year’s last performance of HAN Tae-sook’s (한태숙) legendary “Lady Macbeth” would take place—one of the most widely analysed “intercultural” appropriations of Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Dancing with the Devils

Here are some short videos I took last Saturday at Seoul City Plaza where the soccer match South Korea VS Greece was shown on several large screens placed on and around the veiled City Hall. Despite the heavy rain a … Continue reading

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Sudden Fan Death

Lately the weather has become so hot and muggy that a personal fan is no luxury but of utmost necessity. Whenever I went out, I saw people carrying large packets home—instant freshness at the push of one button. And I … Continue reading

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Slow Road Campaign

It’s election time! Today all Korean citizens and—not only to my surprise—long-time foreign residents, too, will vote their local representatives. A new mayor in Seoul is highly improbable, though, despite former Prime Minister HAN Myeong-sook (한명숙) running for office. While she … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You, Candy

Early one evening, I was on my way to the Artsonje Center where the opening of freaky conceptualist KIM Beom‘s new show was about to take place. I took a detour through Insadong-gil, though, and found myself in front of … Continue reading

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