ko / en with Polish subtitles
40 / 20 PLN
concept, direction, text, music & video: Jaha Koo, performance: Hana, Duri, Seri & Jaha Koo, cuckoo hacking: Idella Craddock, scenography & media operation: Eunkyung Jeong, dramaturgical advice: Dries Douibi, technical: Korneel Coessens, Jan Berkmans, Bart Huybrechts & Wim Clapdorp production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, executive producer: CAMPO, coproduction: Bâtard Festival, suport: CAMPO, STUK, BUDA, DAS, SFAC & Noorderzon/Grand Theatre. Cuckoo was realized with the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.
Jaha Koo was born in 1984 in South Korea, at a time when Koreans could still dream of a bright future. This was before the economic transition that resulted in numerous violently suppressed protests. Drawing on his experience of violence and frustration, the artist has created a tragicomic performance about friendship and loneliness. Jaha Koo combines the story of global evolution with a private tale, showing South Korea’s transformation as a symbol of a time when finance took precedence over people.