so you should play on a swing
sol enae lee with fire is scary
5 December 2021 - 19 December 2021
‘So you should play on a swing’ is a delicate collaboration between artist Sol Enae Lee and music collective Fire is Scary. In addition to a visual presentation in the space of Bradwolff Projects, there will be live performances on various dates. Sol Enae Lee’s practice revolves around translation and goes beyond semiotics. She uses processes of translation as a medium in her work, rather than as a means of communicating across languages. Enae Lee wrote texts on what we have no words for, such as the boundary between dream and reality, inner and outer world, reality and fantasy, day and night.
Enae Lee analyzes textual works and uses words to produce scores in the form of diagrams, short poetic texts and drawings. These scores form both the basis of a continuous process of translation between different media as the mode to shape texts in various ways. For example, she explored the performative aspects of movement, light and sound.
For ‘So you should play on a swing’, Enea Lee translated her poetry from Korean to English and back. Through the translation processes, the words in her texts transform constantly and meanings shift, making the elasticity of language visible. In addition to the lyrics, this way of dealing with language was the starting point for the collective Fire is Scary.
In addition to Sol Enae Lee, Fire is Scary consists of composer Gordon H. Williams and musicians Agustin Faundez Rojas and Ariel Sin Yu Lee. In his work Williams studies the human condition with a focus on affect, perception and relationship. Ariel Sin Yu Lee, vocalist and flutist creates a unique musical experience in playing with aspects of resonance. She sings in many languages and uses this in her work. Agustin Faundez Rojas is a drummer/percussionist, and educator that focuses on group-dynamics as a source of co-creation and person-centered methods of learning and interacting in music.
Ownership and processes of unlearning are a precondition for cooperation between the different members of the collective. The music is played during the live performances in a piece of twenty minutes. The visual language of music notation is a very important part of the show. It shows the powerful impact of translations, in form and meaning. This creates space for a continuous conversation about interpretation between the musicians, artist and composer, and also between the space of Bradwolff Projects and its visitor listening to the performance. The collaboration between Fire is Scary in So you should play on a swing is about translation, borders, crossing cultures and learning to live in a damaged world.
Sol Enae Lee studied Korean Painting at Ewha Womans University (KR) from 2006-2014 and HKU Master Fine Arts in 2020. She works as an artist from the Netherlands. She is busy with processes of translation in all forms.
Gordon H. Williams obtained his master’s degree in Music Composition at the Utrecht Conservatory in 2020 (NL). He performs, composes and teaches internationally, he is an artist and musician creating work to study human conditions, with a focus on affect, perception and relation.
Agustin Faundez Rojas is a percussionist/drummer, and educator currently based in Santiago, Chile. Through his method of pedagogical work as a person-centered educator, he equally holds such humanistic characteristics in his work as a musician and artist.
Ariel Sin Yu Lee is a vocalist and flutist from Hong Kong. Sin Yu Lee is the singer of “Fire is Scary”. She has a broad musical interest, from early music to classical music, pop and jazz and new music.
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Performance [20 min]
Sunday 5 December 13.30, 14,30, 15,30 Fully Booked!
Saturday 18 december 13.30, 14.30, 15.30 uur