Jaha Koo (KR/BE/NL)
Jaha Koo (KR/BE/NL) is a South Korean theater/performance maker and music composer. His artistic practice oscillates between multimedia and performance, all of which include his own music, video, text and installation. His performances are closely interweaved with politics, history and his own personal issues. Koo majored in theatre studies (BFA) at Korea National University of Arts and studied at DasArts (MA) in Amsterdam.
Jaha Koo (KR/BE/NL): The History of Korean Western Theatre (working title)
In 2018, JAHA KOO launches his artistic research on The History of Korean Western Theatre (working title). The History of Korean Western Theatre is the last piece of his Hamartia Trilogy. This trilogy thematically focuses on how the inescapable past tragically affects our lives today. The first part of the trilogy, Lolling and Rolling, was first presented by Zürcher Theater Spektakel in 2015. The second piece, Cuckoo, was premiered at Steirischer Herbst Festival in 2017.
Koo will conduct the research until November 2018. The new work will be produced by CAMPO from December 2018, and it will be premiered in the Spring of 2019. During the residency at BUDA, he focuses on collecting research materials and investigation into media materials for the upcoming creation.
Photo: Choy Jongoh