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Jaha Koo: Cuckoo

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Jaha Koo: Cuckoo

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Jaha Koo: Cuckoo

Tramway

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Dates and times

Wednesday 22 May 2019
9:00PM - 10:00PM

Part of Take Me Somewhere 

A journey through the last 20 years of Korean history told by a bunch of talkative rice cookers.

One day when his electric rice cooker informed him that his meal was ready, Jaha Koo experienced a deep sense of isolation. ‘Golibmuwon’ (고립무원) is an untranslatable Korean word expressing the feeling of helpless isolation that characterizes the lives of many young people in Korea today.

Twenty years ago there was a major economic crisis in South-Korea, comparable to the financial crash in the United States and Southern Europe in 2008. This crisis had a huge impact on the young generation to which South Korean artist Jaha Koo belongs. He witnessed many endemic problems including youth unemployment and socio-economic inequality. Rising suicide rates, isolation, acute social withdrawal and a fixation on personal appearance are but a few of the symptoms.

In bittersweet and humorous dialogues, Jaha and his clever rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history, combining personal experience with political events and reflections on happiness, economic crises and death.

Recommended for ages 16+ - deals with the topic of sexual violence 


Supported by Outspoken Arts Scotland.
Produced by Campo. 

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Take Me Somewhere is Scotland's newest festival of contemporary performance. Now in its third year, the programme runs from 11 May - 2 June. 

Image: Radovan Dranga

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Tramway

Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

Open today 9:30am - 8:00pm

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