The Third Mini Album
In this work, Kagan uses biography and sound art to engage ideas of Korean history, myth, contemporary psyche, and urban space. He composed a conceptual pansori (Korean opera), blending Eastern and Western thought and merging multiple narratives.
The original music is structured largely from urban noise and the lyrical text is based on interviews with residents of Seoul. Video visuals are comprised of off-the-cuff iPhone footage, as well as images of Kagan using his body as performative sculpture.
The resultant installation included a photographic "album cover" and a three-channel video.
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The Third Mini Album was executed at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, South Korea in the fall of 2012 and included in the exhibition How To Dream Otherwise, curated by Ceren Erdem.