Hangjun Lee (five 16mm projectors, strobe lights)
Okkyung Lee (cello)
Giovanni Di Domenico (Fender Rhodes piano)
Phantom Schoolgirl Army is a powerful audiovisual performance based on a collection of military photographic portraits, and elaborates on the story of North Korean spies disguised as high school girls during the Yeosu-Suncheon rebellion of 1948. The South Korean government used this legend as anti-communist propaganda.
Hangjun Lee (South-Korea, 1977) is one of the influential figures of the contemporary experimental scene in Seoul. After been invited to BOZAR for a performance with musician Jérôme Noetinger (2011) and a remarkable piece for four 16mm projectors used as musical instruments (2012), he is now back for a collaboration with two improvising musicians: the cellist Okkyung Lee (South-Korea, 1975) whose love for noise and extraordinary technic have led to play with Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore, Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori and Maja Rajtke; and the pianist Giovanni Di Domenico (Italie, 1977), who worked with Jim O’Rourke, Peter Jacquemyn, Tetuzi Akiyama, Tony Allen, Steve Noble, Terrie Ex et David Maranha.