Have you ever meditated with a book that evokes an auditory and active experience?
‘This is a Pillow’ performance started from an exploration of a relationship between a book and art and curiosity on if a book is a kinetic documentary providing a sonic and body experience. Two performers, Jinu Hong and Julia Schäfer, invite the public to their exploration, having them meditate with a book.
The performance consists of two sections, Part 1 and Part 2. In Part 1, participants will travel along with sounds with eyes closed. Part 2 will provide participants a bodily and active experience with a book.
Join The Portable Museum Project for an interactive session on ‘This is a Pillow’ online performance guided by two artists, Jinu Hong and Julia Schäfer.
The online performance will be led virtually through Zoom and is free of charge. Please register to receive your confirmation email and Zoom link. We will send a link an hour before by email. For enjoying the performance, please bring a book with at least 20 pages and make enough space in your house for the PART 2, active session.
Friday, Nov 20, 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jinu Hong is a graphic designer and artist currently based in New York and Seoul and a recent graduate from MFA Graphic Design program at Yale School of Art. As a graphic designer, he pushes back continuously to create the antithesis of the time where our daily experiences are framed into seamless and streamlined communication accomplished by the whole world view of engineers. He has been very much interested in physical intervention and connection taking place in the spur of the moment and how graphic design physically and psychologically influences the way people interact with a place. He currently works with architects and artists on prints, videos, websites and exhibitions.
Julia Schäfer is a graphic designer and artist and recently graduated from the Yale School of Art MFA program in Graphic Design. In her work, Schäfer negotiates the effects of technologies on our bodies in the digital age by recontextualizing them through the lense of design. Recently, she has been interested in human-machine collaborative processes and new forms of expression through typography enabled by tools such as eye tracking and machine learning. She is currently an artist in residence at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media and has exhibited her work in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, and the US.