Spike Island

Performance: Young In Hong Echoes


Saturday 9 December 2017, 12.30–5pm


Free, no booking required

Performances every 30 mins past the hour

Event type


Performances every 30 mins past the hour

In Echoes, a number of musicians and performers respond to a soundtrack created by artist Young In Hong; a compilation of political statements by public figures ranging from Donald Trump to Michael Moore, with sound recordings of political demonstrations taken at various locations around the world. As the musicians improvise live musical responses to the soundtrack through headphones, the work becomes a one person protest, raising ideas of equality and difference through individual expression.

Echoes was commissioned by Venice Agendas 2017. The project launched at the Venice Biennale in May 2017 and continued to run in Margate and Folkestone before meeting the audience at Spike Island in December 2017.

Event Schedule
12.30pm  Molly Olivia Rodelli
1.20pm    Mark Pearce
2.10pm    Andrew Neil Hayes
3pm         Alex Mah
3.50pm    Laura Aish
4.40pm    Finale

Young In Hong

Young In Hong is a visual artist whose artistic practice embraces a range of disciplines of textiles, drawing, installation, performance, art in public space and artist book making. She often conducts research-led practices and is interested in undervalued cultural practices, politics of intuition and the practice of ‘equality’.

For her performance projects, Young In works in collaboration with art institutions, curators, performing artists and the public. Collective memory embedded in an unwritten history is a central theme, which often leads the artist to focus on historical archival images of specific events in South Korea.

Young In has presented work at Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017), Block Universe, London (2017), La Triennale di Milano (2016), Grand Palais, Paris (2016), Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm (2013/2016), ICA (2015), Gwangju Biennale (2014/2004), Delfina Foundation, London (2014), Kukje Gallery, Seoul (2013), Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2011).