Non-Event and Balagan present
Expanded Celluloid, Extended Phonograph
HANGJUN LEE (film) & CHULKI HONG (turntable)
performing Film Walk (2012) and Phantom Schoolgirl Army(2013)
YOUJIN MOON (film)
RETRIBUTION BODY (modular synthesizer)
HANGJUN LEE and CHULKI HONG have collaborated together since 2006 – stimulating critical investigations into the performativity of practices in the darkroom, the screening room, the private recording/ practicing studio, and the public performance spaces utilised for the improvising musician.
Born in 1977, Hangjun Lee is a filmmaker and independent curator who also works as a program director at EXiS in Seoul. He also curated screening & live media program such as Cinematic Divergence(2013) & Mujanhyang (2014) for National Museum of Contemporary Arts (MMCA) in Seoul and Embeddedness: Artist Films and Videos from Korea 1960s to Now (2015) for Tate Modern in London. His works are based on multi-projection and optical sound, often involving improvisations with a variety of artists. Since 2006 he has been working on an audiovisual research project, “Expanded Celluloid, Extended Phonograph” in collaboration with Hong Chulki, a noise improviser. Their collaboration stimulated critical investigations into the performativity of practices in the darkroom, the screening room, the private recording/ practicing studio, and the public performance spaces utilised for the improvising musician.
Born in 1976, Hong Chulki is an improvising/noise musician from Seoul, South Korea. With Choi Joonyong, he founded the first Korean noise music group Astronoise in 1997 and experimental music records label Balloon and Needle in 2000. His main instrument is amplified/unamplified turntables in the recent years. He has been active in audio-visual performance with Korean film artist Lee Hangjun under the name of Expanded Celluloid/Extended Phonograph. He has collaborated with several improvising/noise musicians including Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Joe Foster, Kevin Parks, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Jason Kahn, Bryan Eubanks, Will Guthrie, Aaron Dilloway and Okkyung Lee.
YOUJIN MOON (b. Busan, Korea) is a Boston based artist working within a variety of mediums including video, short 16mm film, painting and light installation. She earned two MFAs from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Painting and Film/Video and holds a BFA in Oriental Painting from Hong-Ik University in Seoul.
Her work has been screened and exhibited internationally in galleries and film festivals including EXiS at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Jihlava IDFF in Czech Republic and DM Contemporary in New York. She has recently won the Korean EXiS Award at the Seoul International Experimental Film and Video Festival.
MATTHEW AZEVEDO (aka RETRIBUTION BODY) is a musician, audio engineer, teacher, and acoustician currently based in Boston whose performance practice is centered on creating unique, immersive sound environments. His primary solo project Retribution Body uses analog electronics, high amplification, and a custom speaker array capable of reproducing subsonic energy to explore the mental and emotional states which arise in Zen meditation. His most recent album as Retribution Body, Aokigahara, was released by Type Records in 2015 and was included on many year-end “Best of” lists.