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Linguistic Legacies and Lunar Exploration (2016), Saturday Live: Zadie Xa, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, UK.

Choreographer: Eunjung Kim,  Jane Chan

Performers: Eunjung Kim, Jane Chan, Soojin Hong, Joonhong Min Masks: Benito Mayor Vallejo

Text: Taylor Jayne Le Melle

We can only cast out evil together, so (I tell you) we protect this space With courage we kill the attempt to hate on my crew all we spread is love

Good vibes only allowed on our cloud and thrive off collected strength bad omens should only be cast down the debris falls back to earth

If the earth is spared, only justice to all living things (and everything alive) will save you

Adapted from: Alice Walker ‘Only Justice Can Stop a Curse’ 1982; Wu-Tang ‘M.E.T.H.O.D. MAN’, 1994

Artist Zadie Xa presented a new live work that brought together dancers, painted and sculptural elements. Inspired by Talchum, or Korean Mask Drama, Linguistic Legacies and Lunar Exploration followed a non-linear narrative, seeking magic, rituals and the alliance of friendship.

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