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F 5. Jul

Nara Bak ja Hye Young Sin performance: ‘Empty the Cup’

20:30 - 21:00

Tartu city | Tartu Kunstimaja

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Korean-Danish artist duo Nara Bak and Hye Young Sin will perform ‘Empty the Cup’

‘Empty the Cup’ is a 20-minute performance that preserves personal narratives dealing with the challenges of navigating failures within interpersonal connections. This piece is characterized by a dynamic interplay of experimental readings, spoken word, musical instrumentation and it shapes a meditative atmosphere that revolves around memories, emotions, care, lessons, and resolutions. The rhythmic repetition of vocals interacts with resonant tones produced by instruments such as wooden gongs and bells, evoking a sense of ritualistic presence.
Beyond the realm of sensory exploration, this sound performance sparks a socio-philosophical dialogue that profoundly connects with the fundamental aspects of cultural studies and existential contemplation. Through their dialogue, the duo creates a space for the audience to reflect upon their own relationship narratives and become conscious of collective wounds, eventually leading to a sense of acceptance.

The performance is part of the ‘Look into my Ice’ art exhibition opening event.

‘Look into my Ice’ is a romantic initiative to enhance our emotions towards the coldest entity on Earth: Ice. The transeuropean project is part of the official program of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 and offers new ways to approach the disastrous speed of the disappearance of polar and glacial ice as a result of the human made climate crisis.


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