LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP EQUALITY ACT
김원영 / KIM WON YOUNG
0set프로젝트 / 0set PROJECT
2019.07.11-13. Thu-Fri 8pm/Sat 3pm & 7pm
15+//60 min//20,000 won
The law cannot rule over your relationships. The law cannot regulate your friendships. We trust in the law and its institutions but it seems that love and friendship must be left in the domain of intimate privacy. Law and politics may prevent discrimination against the handicapped in university entrance exams, but if the disability becomes an obstacle to building friendships and intimate relationships, nothing can be done. Is it impossible to legislate an act such as 'the Prohibition on Discrimination and Relief of Right in Love and Friendship'? We all discriminate in the way that we prefer something over another. Something is more beautiful or more interesting. The stage is the same. This new work asks the question - can such a thing as an ‘equal’ relationship exist on an ‘equal’ stage?
KIM WON YOUNG
Kim Won Young participated in Project Theater Company's ‘Pajeon’ and 'Jit' for the Research Centre for Handicapped Culture and Art. He performed in the play 'Thérèse Raquin' and produced 'Freak Show' in Fringe Festival in 2014. This year he is a guest member of Theater Company ‘Aein’ and is developing new works and participating in various movement workshops.
The ‘0set’ comes from a button of electronic scale. Pressing the '0 set' button sets the weight of any object at zero. The company tries to rethink certain cultural and social premises, taken for granted, by putting them on the scale and pressing the '0set' button. 0set Project started in 2017 asking the question “Is theatre open to everyone?” and this central inquiry continues to provoke further questions. In trying to answer these, each new project brings together participants to conduct research, interviews, workshops, documenting etc. and from this process the performances are made.
Writer/Perfprmer Kim Won Young
Director Shin Jae
Producer Chung So Eun
Stage Manager Lim Seong Hyeon
Technical Director Kim Seok Gi
Lighting Design Go Gwi Gyeong
Sound design Jeong Ui Seok
Graphic design Kim Eun Jeong
Choreography Consultant Jeong A Yeong
Sign language Jang Jin Seok
All performances will be surtitled.
Performance on Friday 12th July will have
a sign language interpreter.
Q&A will follow the performances on
July 12th 8pm and July 13th 7pm.
Photography by Lee Ji Yang