Where ‘Maldoror’ penetrates its six lips, the lush sunshine tilts along the floor, briefly overlapping with the etheric plane. Here are the bodies that ‘greet another day, another morning after death.’ They were the farmers who tilled the soil of creativity.
As the birth mother measures her daughter’s energy flow, ‘the endless house’ shudders like an old cuckoo clock that languorously announces every hour. She is vertical only because she is in suspension. Once the bodies that refuse resuscitation match the pitch of the off-beat metronome, the tiny, fairy-skinned motor vibrates toward its anticipated burnout. The empty mother and the lying daughter, the angel with a scythe and the naked firefighter devote themselves to the sexual act of the giver.
The scene after everything is over and ruined; in other words, the scene freed of life and death is rearranged as a deconstructed opera for a short while. Brewed in the respiratory tube of larvae with the curvature of an anal plug, the alcohol undulates among the invited people. The etheric cocktail doped to droop numb eyelids, incite nausea, and disallow death throes. An acrid finish, this fishy-smelling glass. With swollen and biased eyes shut, proudly savor ‘this unbelievable sleep’...
Like the fleeting morning light that remains crisp even in the sunset or the belief that energy cannot be harmed, recollect remnants of the happenings that have returned in latency, and send the threats back to the hidden addresses of the tattered nerves. Overworked sleepwalkers now place moments of precarious immersion atop the autopsy table.
Kim Eon Hee, Another Day, Another Morning (여느 날, 여느 아침을), 2019. (Hyundae Munhak, July 2019)
Sibylle Ruppert, Les Chant de Maldoror, 1978. 105 x 85cm.
Mire Lee, Endless House: Holes and Drops, 2022. Multiple ceramic sculptures on a scaffold, lithium carbonate and iron oxide glaze liquid, pump, motor and other mixed media. Installed in The Arsenale at the Venice Biennale 2022: The Milk of Dreams.
Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus, 1965. Translated by Nari Sohn, 2022.
Aglaja Veteranyi, Warum das Kind in der Polenta Kocht, 1999. Translated by Suah Bae, 2021.
Gaetano Donizetti, “Il Dolce Suono” from the opera Lucia di Lammermoor, 1835.
Gaetano Donizetti, “Una Furtiva Lagrima” from the opera L'elisir d'amore, 1832.
Éric Serra, “The Diva Dance” from the film The Fifth Element, 1997.
Original songwriter unknown, “Wheat and Barley Grow (밀과 보리가 자라네).” Adapted children’s song. Arranged and performed by YoungAn.
YoungAn, “The sun rises (해가 떠오르네),” 2022. Written and performed by YoungAn.
YoungAn, “Cherub Sedative (진정제 아기천사),” written and performed by YoungAn, 2022.
YoungAn, “Cut the Throats of the Morose (슬픈 자들의 목을 쳐라 )” 2022. Written and performed by YoungAn. (Includes excerpt from Erich Fried’s “Die Maßnahmen,” 1957)
YoungAn, “Angel (천사),” 2022. Written and performed by YoungAn.
YoungAn, “Quickly Return Home (어서 집으로 돌아오렴),” 2022. Written and performed by YoungAn.
BaekSang, Fire Safety Training Level 2 Certificate ‘Breathing apparatus and emergency rescue breathing,’ 2017/2022. Live performance.
BaekSang, Fire Safety Training Level 2 Certificate ‘Search and rescue for the rescue requester,’ 2017/2022. Live performance with YoungAn.
BaekSang, Fire Safety Training Level 2 Certificate ‘Fire hose handling,’ 2017/2022. Llive performance.
Game engine simulation (Unity)
Screening (LED panel, 2 x 4.5m, Samsung, LG)
Sensor system (Perception Neuron, Kinect, Velodyne LiDAR)
Sound system (Logic, Presonar, GnS, Shure, KLOTZ, KORG)
Organization/Production/Direction/Development: Yeonså Cha (Host), Sanghwa Lee (Assistant host)
Performers - Under the Ceiling: Nari(mother), Geumwon(daughter), Bernardino(tenor)
Performers - Under the Sky: YoungAn (singing), BaekSang (electronic music), Jiyoung(photography), Yeonså(host)
Virtual body: Mire Lee (from Amsterdam)
Virtual lecture: Hyosil Yang (from Seoul)
Post-lesbian Opera - Liquid Computation - Live Performance Act 1, Act 2, Curtain Call
Subway: 8 minute walk from Seonyudo Station - Exit 2
Parking: underground parking lot at Seonyudo Kolon Digital Tower (106-1 Yangpyeongdong 5ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul) (rate: 3,000 KRW /hr)
Nearby building: Les601 Sunyu is a photo studio that opened in August 2022. It is located where Yangpyeong-ro 22ma-gil starts, and, along the street, you can find an auto repair shop, a dry ice company, a timber yard, and an art space called Hall 1.
Audience Capacity & Space
Total: 80 ppl. per run
Under the Ceiling, Under the Sky – You can freely move between the two rooms.
Voluntary Donation (하나은행 24991019337007 차연서)
The ticket comes with 1 glass of mosquito lava juice (60ml) & a stainless cocktail jigger etched with the project logo of Mosquitolavajuice.
You can take the glass with you after the performance as a souvenir.
Please feel free to contact the organizer for any questions regarding accessibility or the performance in general.
Organized by Cha Yeonså
Sponsored by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture – Unfold X
Post-lesbian Opera, Liquid Computation
As a director, producer, and developer, Yeonså Cha seeks to devise a new genre that synthesizes ‘liquid computation’ and ‘post-lesbian opera.’
2022.11 Juicy Mosquito, Live performance, Korea National University of Arts - Main Building Gallery, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2022.01 Every mosquito feels the same, Collaborative solo show, TINC, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Juicy Mosquito begins with a modification of ‘scissoring,’ a type of sexual act involving rubbing. The live performance concerns the guilt and captivation with penetration, and the heightened sense of touch engendered by biased, swollen eyes. It devises an impossible theory of escape for those who have confined themselves.
Subsequently presented as a recorded installation and promised landscape, Every Mosquito is a suspension of bodies and media, like the performers frozen on the salt-partitioned stage. It is a curtain call or an after party–a latent tale of traumas released into the sunshine.
Accompanied by the elderly young larvae of which life and death is unknown or which reincarnates countless times, Mosquitolarvajuice begins flaunting insults as trappings. By situating various layers of anesthetized/sedated/sleeping bodies on the stage, we decide to tune into the frequency of creative labor, recovery, and love as vital potentialities. This becomes ‘actionable steps’ for the body, mind, and energy living in exhaustion.
People who are connected, associated, and caregivers
Performer | Nari Sohn, Geumwon Kim, YoungAn, BaekSang, Jiyoung Hong, Bernadino Lee, Yeonså Cha
Energy healer & 'Lady Lazarus' Poetry reader & translator | Nari Sohn
'Una Furtiva Lagrima' opera singing | Bernadino Lee
'Wheat and Barley Grow' and original music set list | YoungAn
'Il Dolce Suono' & 'Diva Dance' Electronic Music/Virtual Instrument production, Breathing apparatus & Fire horse operation | BaekSang
Virtual Body | Mire Lee
Virtual Lecture | Hosil Yang
Original sculpture & related materials provided by, Adaptation advisor | Mire Lee
Remote lecturer | Hyosil Yang
Remote lecture Participants | Nari Sohn, Geumwon Kim, YoungAn, BaekSang, Jiyoung Hong, Yeonså Cha, Mire Lee, Yeonsuk Rita Lee
Performance advisor as a drag performance artist | Isu Mignon Mignonne
Voice therapy to YoungAn / Voice sampling support to BaekSang | Bernardino Lee
Cooperation of english poem adaptation | Eunsook Jeong (Maumsanchaek), Plath Estate
Cooperation of english poem adaptation | Eunsook Jeong (Maumsanchaek), Plath Estate
Metal craft | Youngkwang Kim
Space design | NACA
LED screen rental & installation | SMART Interactive Co.
Lidar Sensor Support | Lumisol Co.
Game engine simulation development | Energywhoisshe
3D Sculpting (Zbrush / Rhino) | Youngkwang Kim
Interactive Sound Support | Jiwon Kwak
Sound system (Virtual Instrument, Mic, Speaker, Mixer) | Sanghwa Lee, Yeonså Cha
Sensor system (Azure Kinect, Velodyne Lidar, Perception Neuron) | Yeonså Cha, Sanghwa Lee
Doorpersons (entrance/drinks/goods) | Hyunjin Ahn, Solyup Lee
① B&W photo documentation | Jiyoung Hong
② LiDAR sensor documentation | Yeonså Cha
③ Sound & Video documentation | Taeyoung Park
Space rental & cooperation | LES601 Sunyou
Original illustration by | Sibylle Ruppert
Cooperation of original illustration adaptation | Paul Walter (Owner of Sibylle Ruppert’s posthumous legacy), Marco Witzig (Director of HR Giger Museum)
Website development | Yeonså Cha
Legacy Russell, Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto, translated by Dayun, Mediabus, 2022.
Diana Taylor, Performance, Performance, translated by Yong Seonmi, Rasunpress, 2021.
Comte de Lautréamont, The Songs of Maldoror, translated by Hwang Hyunsan, Munhakdogne, 2018.
Jiyoung, 『Jiyoung』, Juro Press, 2022.
Exhibition Statement | Yeonså Cha
Poster & Title Design | Hyunjin In
Webpage translation | Dayun Ryu
Organization/Production/Direction | Yeonså Cha
Assistant director/PM/Line producer | Sanghwa Lee
Costume/Tools/Toys | Yeonså Cha, Sanghwa Lee
Goods | Energywhoisshe
Selected program | 2022 Unfold X Planning Camp
Planning advisor | Siwon Hyun, Iksoo Lim
‘Planning Camp’ program organized by | Convergence Art team at Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Hosted by | 차연서 Cha Yeonså
Funded by | Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture