Clumsy… Clumsy… Clumsy… Guess what I'm doing now? Ang-ish or 앙스러운[angseureoun] is a neologism created to convey ambivalent meanings. This term encapsulates ‘Ang’, an unconscious exclamation people use to project their cuteness onto others, as well as the hidden fang/pang behind a cute appearance that leads to ‘Angst’. The Korean word '안쓰러운[ansseureoun]' refers to a feeling of pity for something pathetic, similar to what one might feel towards someone who is in ‘anguish’. However, it can also evoke an uncontrollable feeling of ‘anger’.
This body-based investigation aims to s(t)imulate the emergence of the Ang-ish Thing(s) as a parasitic being between cuteness and the monstrosity behind it.
Concept / Direction / Performance: Min-Suck KimVoice Acting: Naledi Majola
Dramaturgy: Diego Agulló
Costume: Una Ryu
Sound Design: Daniel Craig
Lighting Design: Felix M. Ott
Feedback & Support: Jeonggil Ok, Hyunho Park
Mentoring: Diego Agulló, Jee-Ae Lim
Tutoring: Nik Haffner, Sandra Noeth
Technical Team: Ernesto Cárcamo Cavazos, Nikola Pieper, Maximilian Stelzl
Special thanks to: Janez Janša, 05 Kim, Minjoo Shin (With support from Interflugs)
Min-Suck Kim is a South Korean artist-researcher. He creates movements that are considered failures. This approach is rooted in a strong conviction: it’s more intriguing to be clumsy than to succeed in a boring way. His mission has always been to shape an aesthetic process that leads to failure and to bring that failure into the tangible world.