[COCOON]

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Performed live at SOMArts, San Francisco.
Commissioned by Ahn Lee
Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition

About “Cocoon”


“Cocoon” is a 45-minute ceremony performed by Jas Lin and Kyoko Takenaka underneath Ahn Lee’s sculpture of the same title. Exploring grief through the container of a cocoon, the performers embody ancestry and progeny, railroad worker and Chop Suey circuit nightclub dancer, silkworm and moth, light and shadow, as they move through non-linear cycles of metamorphosis between the simultaneous truths of trauma, pain, freedom, and joy in their lineage.

Notes on performing during the COVID-19 pandemic


“Cocoon” was performed at the first in-person opening of SOMArts Cultural Center since the pandemic began. The gallery relayed certain asks of this performance during its development that became integral to the performance itself.

 

1. “Masks must be worn by everyone inside at all times regardless of vaccination status.”

2. “What we want to avoid is a big crowd trying to gather to see the performance.”

See the virtual gallery here for more information

 A Collaborative Performance Project by Ahn Lee,

Jas Lin and Kyoko Takenaka

Performed by Jas Lin and Kyoko Takenaka

Documentation by Aidan Jung

Edited by Ahn Lee, Jas Lin, Aidan Jung and Kyoko Takenaka

Music by

Kyoko Takenaka
Bintang Manira
Ghaliz Haris
Morgan Sully


Recorded in Berlin, Germany August 2021

Ceramic Sculptures by Ahn Lee

Installation at SOMArts Cultural Center
for the 2021 Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition
Curated by Kevin B. Chen
on September 10, 2021

in honor of the 2021 Murphy Award Winner Ahn Lee

Presented by the San Francisco Foundation and SOMArts

Dedicated to our elders, our ancestors
those we talk to every day
who guide our work, our movement and our hearts.

Image by Chani Bockwinkel
Image by Chani Bockwinkel

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Image by Aidan Jung
Image by Aidan Jung

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Image by Aidan Jung
Image by Aidan Jung

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Image by Chani Bockwinkel

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[BANDALOOP]

Winner of the Pearls Artist Prize; Internationales TanzFilmFestival, Berlin
Pool Dock 11

Bandaloop

Director: Johan Planefeldt

Choreography: Ardian Hartono, Kyoko Takenaka

                           Johan Planefeldt, Shiran Eliaserov

Production: HOLYTROPIC, Rita Couto

Country of Production: Germany

Dance and Acting: Ardian Hartono, Kyoko Takenaka

Camera: Johan Planefeldt

Editing: Johan Planefeldt, Shiran Eliaserov

Music: Forest Swords