Youngho Kang

Shaman and Photographer
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Biography: Youngho Kang was born in 1970, Seoul, South Korea. He is well known as a commercial photographer in South Korea. His nickname is “Dancing Photographer”, a nickname given to him because of his unique shooting style, which is that while... read on
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Shaman and Photographer
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Contacting with God and Inhaling Spirit - Shaman and Photographer

The contact with God is the realm of Lee Hae-kyung(Shaman), and the Inhaling spirit is the specialty of photographer Kang Young-ho.
In the middle of the stage, two people face each other with a glass window without walls in between.
As always, Kang Young-ho captures himself reflected in the glass and dances.
Lee Hae-kyung, as he did for decades, begins the exorcism by calling God with sounds and gestures.
In the first acts 1 and 2, the identities of each other are revealed one after another with glass windows in between.
In the third act, when the glass window, that is, the border, disappears, the two go their own way, and the contradiction coexists on the stage.
However, Lee Hae-kyung's exorcim music and Kang Young-ho's shoutng exclamation, make a harmony.
As if the sun and the moon are floating in a sky, and the night and the day coexist, the two shake the eyes, minds, and reason of the viewers.
Because both people, it is a job to shake and hold the soul of a person.
In other words, Exorcism is the work of Lee Hae-kyung and the picture is the work of Kang Young-ho.
In exorcism, they could coexist, but virtually no one could imagine that these acts could be seen as performance on stage.
The message of this performance is "Coexistence."
In fact, the most important word in the title was "and", or conjunction.
Lee Hae-kyung and Kang Young-ho were determined and did not intend to show anything.
Lee Hae-kyung performs, and Kang Young-ho dances, takes pictures, takes pictures and displays them in the air.
Although it is an online performance that is shown on the air, this performance exists only at that time in action. In other words, there is no return like Happening.
They say.
“I just wanted to show that we were together.”
For them, the profound artistic context is, "No. we don't have"
 Kang Young-ho emphasizes.
“Don't look at it as art. It's just a shaman's play with a photographer.


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