18th October 2019, Seoul Museum of Art (main building), Seoul, South Korea
Directed by Alice Fox four South Korean artists with learning disabilities/Autism alongside four artists in residence came together to make a site specific performance work in response to the collections and architecture of the public foyer space in the Seoul Museum of Art.
We spent 4 days together creatively exploring our experiences/responses through discussion, drawing and movement.
Through a series of co-choreographed dances within the soundscape of tropical rain and performers iterations of the words “in, out”, together we explored;
- Can group movement work inspired by happenings in a public foyer rapidly create understanding and closeness within a newly-acquainted group?
- Can performative acts in the gallery increase our pleasure and understanding of the artworks by offering us time together to physically interact with the works?
- What can moving together offer the practice of ‘expanded listening’ both between performers and beyond to the audience?
Un-Learning In The Museum
The public performance was part of the Un-Learning In The Museum education programme delivered by Fox in a four week residency, in partnership with the Korean Disability Arts and Culture Centre and the Seoul Museum of Art during October 2019. The education programme also included an invited lecture by Fox and an inclusive panel discussion with all the performers. Also included was a series of half day Inclusive Arts training events for museum curators, staff and artists in residence.