Gang Gang - a cycle of four sound poems
'Gang Gang' is a cycle of four sound poems based on sound calligraphies.
Gang Gang derives its mood and rhythm from a Korean traditional circle dance, where people gather and go around in circles chanting "Gang-Gang-sul-le".
The dance's large spectrum from very slow motions to very fast, altogether create a very playful, amusing and cheerful ambiance, adopted and transformed into an abstract perspective by the video. - New actors like birds, the ocean and their relation towards the moon play an additional role.
Gang Gang can be considered as a minimalistic and surrealistic opera. The slowly moving visuals drawing simple white light on black background are based on sound calligraphies, which use very simple lines, points and focuses on the empty space in between.
Gang Gang in Brazil
FILE|Hipersônica and FILE Retrospective featuring Gang Gang
After 2007 Gang Gang got screened at FILE|Hipersônica in São Paulo, in 2008 it got part of the FILE Retrospective in Porto Alegre.
13. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis
Exhibition at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
Gang Gang is part of the exhibition of the 13. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis 2008. All selected videos got presented June 15th to August 10th 2008 at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany.
Gang Gang Premiere 2007
Audiovisual Live Performance at VideoDance Festival 2007, Athens, Greece
Ge-Suk Yeo live performing Gang Gang at VideoDance Festival 2007, Athens, Greece
scenes and duration
Sequence 1 5:33
Sequence 2 3:43
Sequence 3 4:16
Sequence 4 8:00
calligraphies: paint-brush and ink on Korean paper
original size: 21.0 x 29.7
digitalized and animated with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
After Effects and Adobe Premiere
vocals and violoncello recorded at
ART.CappuccinoNet.com studio with
- Steinberg Cubase;
samples and resamples created with
- Native Instruments Reaktor 5,
- Roland SP-303 Dr. Boss,
- Korg Kaoss Pad 3;
sound editing and mastering with
- Steinberg WaveLab 6,
- tc-electronic PowerCore Firewire,
- Universal Audio UAD-1
live audiovisual performance:
- Ableton Live/ Max for Live
- Vidvox VDMX, Quartz Composer
- STEIM JunXion
- iPod touch/ TouchOSC/ OSCulator
- Novation Launchpad
- Korg nanoKontrol, nanoPad
DVD - [PAL, MPEG 2 , MPEG audio (MPEG 1 layer 2)]
22min 44sec incl. credits
necessary hardware for live performance
1 x DVD player (may repeat the movie clip)
1 x beamer
- idea, composition, calligraphies, video animation,
vocals, electro acoustic sounds, samples by Ge-Suk Yeo
- thanks to Wittwulf Y Malik for violoncello