koosil-ja/dance KUMIKO: Open Data Story of Profit and Death
Ever since Koosil-ja’s research on Identity and Body collided into the brilliant work of Jerome Bel entitled “Jerome Bel,” it changed its trajectory: it is no longer the concern of a body reduced to language, but the concern of our lives reduced to data, or worse some are not being counted. All the questions are asked with indicators and answered with statistics. In these processes, who do we leave behind? “A body cannot be overlooked,” but what we do is to count the bodies. We constantly aggregate and disaggregate the data and apply different indicators, for what purpose? To find each other or lose oneself in them…? Along with Geoff Matters and Melissa Guerrero, koosil-ja/dance Kumiko operates the “deconstruction of theatrical representation” with cellphones, internet connectivity, and projections.