Korean movement artist Jiwon Oh appears in a triple bill of contemporary dance as part of Resolution 2024:
- Devil Fish, by Silver-Tongue Studios
- Picture us Now, by Jiwon Oh
- Forward To Nowhere by Twofold Dance Theatre
Devil Fish, by Silver-Tongue Studios
Lithe limbs curling free as a creeper. That writhes in this deep, soundless space. To enrol and envelop the sleeper, in a silent and stealthy embrace. There are few bodies as impressive in its range of movement and ability to navigate space than the octopus. For this very reason it was one of the most demonised creatures in the 19th century. So much so, it was dubbed ‘the devil fish’ and stories were sewn of its darkness. This performance seeks to explore the undulating, convolving, propulsive movement of the octopus, and question what it means to be called ‘a monster’.
Picture us Now, by Jiwon Oh
Picture Us Now is a contemporary solo dance performance by Jiwon Oh. It is a shared experience between the artist and the audience, an intimate celebration of the here and now. Inspired by the cherished yet fleeting moments in our fast-paced lives, the performance invites viewers on a visual journey that awakens our senses to this very moment, blurring the boundary between performance and everyday life.
Jiwon Oh is a Korean movement artist based in London. She creates works characterised by intricate details and subtlety, often delving into themes of time, space, presence, and absence. Working across a diverse range of mediums, Jiwon is dedicated to crafting works that build connection with the viewers.
Choreography / performance: Jiwon Oh
Graphic design: Andee Sunwoo Lee
Forward To Nowhere by Twofold Dance Theatre
Forward To Nowhere dissolves the boundary between art and process, questioning where one ends and the other begins. In collaboration with composer Seirian Griffiths, the work candidly explores the ongoing pursuit for meaning within the things we do and the art we create. Through TwoFolds’ blend of contemporary dance and threading, the dancers navigate a complicated relationship with the stage, themselves and each other. A brutally honest, self reflective and humorous response to the experiences of creative block and breakthrough.