Sunken Cathedral Bora Yoon
Sunken Cathedral ran from January 14-17, 2015 at LaMama as part of the PROTOTYPE Festival.
About the show
A musical and archetypal journey through the subconscious, Sunken Cathedral is a multimedia performance by Korean-American composer, sonic surrealist and TED fellow Bora Yoon, fusing voice, electronics, and instruments from various cultures and centuries with evocative video design. Set in a house where things are not what they seem, and whose architecture illuminates the various chambers of the mind, body, and spirit, each chapter of this work excavates blood memory, cultural identity, and the intersections where our greatest diamonds and demons are held. Directed by Glynis Rigsby, with projections by Adam Larsen, Korean dance and drumming artist Vong Pak, and the otherworldly kinetic sculptures by U-Ram Choe, Sunken Cathedral traces death, life, rebirth, and the cyclical and recombinant nature of our internal and external universe.
Sunken Cathedral is a part of our third annual PROTOTYPE Festival, co-produced with Beth Morrison Projects. For more information on the artists, works and events in this year's festival please visit the PROTOTYPE website.
Music written and performed by Bora Yoon
Directed by Glynis Rigsby
Devised by Bora Yoon and Glynis Rigsby
Projection Design by Adam Larsen
Set Design by Tom Lee
Lighting Design by Haejin Han
Interaction Design by R. Luke Dubois
Stage Manager Angie Hesterman
Audio Design by Boris Klompus
Featuring the kinetic sculptures of U-Ram Choe
Featuring Korean traditional dance & drumming artist Vong Pak
Commissioned and developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP)
Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects & HERE
Co-presented by La MaMa E.T.C.
- “Equal parts artist, inventor, wearable tech pioeneer, and psychoacoustic scientist, Bora Yoon is one of the most exciting curators working in the filed of sound and performance today. ”
- — Emerson Rosenthal, The Creators Project
- “Mesmerizing... The moods shift between agitated and dreamy episodes, the unfolding sequences fascinating throughout.”
- — Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times
- “Beautifully made. The piece has many strengths, not the least of which is Yoon.”
- — George Grella, The New York Classical Review