WORK > 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 photograph and a three-channel video.

For a more detailed description of the process please click HERE

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.

David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial video art gay live performance art
Three channel video
20 min ORT
2012
David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial video art gay
Digital print
36" x 36"
2012
David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial video art gay live performance art
Live performance
2012
David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial video art gay
Three channel video
20 min ORT
2012
David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial video art gay
Three channel video
20 min ORT
2012
David Kagan art installation photography gallery museum New York City Seoul Korea pansori biennial
Digital print
36" x 36"
2012