Reading Cut & Paste Ritual Part 4, Samin Son ft. Ruby Gray, Work & Play at the Blue Oyster, 2014

Work & Play
A Blue Oyster Performance Series curated by Samin Son
Thursday 13 March - Thursday 3 April 2014

Featuring: Samin Son, Hana Aoake, Ali Bramwell, Charlotte Parallel, Motoko Kikkawa, Adrian Hall, Tim Player, Nick Graham, Danny Brady and Amy Shin. With special guests: Nikolai Sim, Brendan Jon Philip, Matthew George Richard Ward, Richard Scowen and Ruby Gray.

Opening Tuesday 25 March, 5.30pm
To celebrate the midway point of Samin Son's epic 15-part performance series, join us this Tuesday at the Blue Oyster, 16 Dowling Street.

We are also thrilled to announce that Samin Son has been nominated for a Fringe Award: Standout Performer. Winners to be announced this evening. After reaching his 9th performance of the Series and 7th performance in a row yesterday, it is a nomination well deserved. A huge thanks to all who have participated, attended, volunteered and followed the Series so far.

Work & Play Online

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View documentation on our Facebook Page

Follow a series of ongoing text responses by Samantha McKegg on our Tumblr

PART TWO: an exhibition-based continuation at The Blue Oyster

Tuesday 25 March 6pm: Touch Paste Contact

Samin Son, midway point opening at the Blue Oyster window space

Wednesday 26 March 11am - 5pm: Tending Downwards
Tim Player at The Blue Oyster

Friday 28 March 7pm: Performance Collaboration
Charlotte Parallel and Ali Bramwell at the Blue Oyster

Saturday 29 March 7pm: LINE AND NISH
A four piece work: Samin Son, Motoko Kikkawa, Amy Shin and Adrian Hall at the Blue Oyster

Thursday 3 April 6pm: Orira
Samin Son, closing event at the Blue Oyster

Saturday 5 April 7pm - 11pm: Execution
Post-Closing: A night of sound and performance experiments at None Gallery, 24 Stafford St

Working in four locations around Dunedin and in association with the 2014 Dunedin Fringe Festival, ‘Work & Play’ brings nine practicing artists from Dunedin and around New Zealand across four central locations: The Fringe Festival Fish Bowl, Dowling Street Project Space, None Gallery and the Blue Oyster. All fifteen performances will re-present and inform symbolic aspects of Samin Son’s practice through notions of collaboration, repetition and transformative processes. This Performance Series was researched and developed during Samin Son's 2014 Blue Oyster Summer Residency.

Samin Son is a Korean born New Zealand artist based in Wellington. Working in sound, sculpture, installation and painting with performative strategies, his work is informed by his experience of compulsory military service in the Korean Army. He draws upon the endurance and meticulously directed aggression demanded by army life, as well as issues with identity and race politics in his second home, New Zealand.

Since returning from 23 months of service and completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Massey University in 2012, Samin Son has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions include Samin Son TV at The Film Archive, Wellington (2013), To Do List at Yogiga, Seoul, Korea. Recent group shows include: Art Beats at Te Papa Tongarewa, National Museum of New Zealand (2013), Slowing Down the Light at Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Frankfurt, Germany (2012) and Ephemeral Traces at Enjoy Public Art Gallery (2012). Residencies include: Development AIR, Auckland (2013) and at the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, USA (2013) with the White Fungus Collective.

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