Typojanchi 2013
Seoul International Typography Biennale

August 30–October 11
10:00 am– 7:00 pm
Closed every Monday
Free admission

Culture Station Seoul 284
1 Tongil-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-162, Korea
T. 82-2-3407-3500
F. 82-2-3407-3510


Hosted by
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Organized by
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
Korean Society of Typography


Typojanchi 2013
Administration Office
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
5F, 53 Yulgok-no, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-240, Korea
T. 82-2-398-7945
F. 82-2-398-7999
E. typojanchi@kcdf.kr

Typojanchi 2011

Appx. 20 minutes
Guest performers:
Choung Hyang Sook
You Hye Jin
Performed by:
Ahn Na-hyun
Yu Myung-sang
Lee Haam
Lee Ye-jou
Lee Alex Jiyun
Jung Sung-hun
Yang Min-young
Kang Simji
Koo Chan-hwoi
Park Do-hwan
Byeon San Noeul
Lee Kyu-chan
Lee Yun-seo
Lee Nody yoonseon
Yui Jisu
Jeon San
Jeoung Yeon-ji
Jo Shin-cheol
Jeong Haeji-Ji
Yejou Lee
Alex Jiyun Lee
Performed on:
August 30, 2013

Torsten Blume
Born in 1964, Germany


Founded in 2012, Paju


Torsten Blume is a researcher and artist currently at the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau. Since 2007, he has been working on the project Play Bauhaus, with dance and movement installations, workshops, and exhibitions. The goal is to playfully bring the Bauhaus stage up to date as a form of experimentation. Blume is a member of the excellence cluster Bild-Wissen-Gestaltung: Ein interdisziplinäres Labor, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. He is artistic director of the exhibition project Human-Space-Machine. Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus to be opened in December 2013 in Dessau and in 2014 at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Oslo and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul.

PaTI (Paju Typography Institute) is an alternative design school founded in 2012 by Ahn Sang-soo. With its unique and inventive educational system networked with other national and international organizations, it aims to realize the universal value of “harmony and life” in education rooted in local culture. There are currently twenty-two students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The performance developed by Torsten Blume with the students and dancers at the PaTI is based on an artistic process of translating typographic letterforms into body movements: it’s an encounter or intersection of typography and choreography. Each performer is acting and dancing in a typical or characteristic manner—inspired by specific typefaces which are conceptually regarded as motion motives. But all the individual types of dance moves are contributing finally to a collective and spatial “super text” or a dynamic and ephemeral architecture. This is possible because there is a common structured process of creation, including clearly defined parameters and a shared grammar. The Typo-Dance performance is a playful and curious but at the same time careful and serious embodiment of typography as construction.

[Torsten Blume]




© Typojanchi 2013