Holocene and Redefine Magazine present….FANTASTIC BABY: The Opulent Kingdom of Contemporary K-Pop. The showcase features delectable music video eye candy from BIGBANG, Shinee, 2NE1, EXO, Girls’ Generation and more. Plus a discussion panel focusing on all things K-POP!. This collaboration is part of the ongoing SOUND + VISION series at the HOLLYWOOD THEATRE.
Allen Huang (J/K Pop! – Seattle / SSG Music)
Ingmar Carlson (Shy Girls)
Reese Umbaugh (J/K Pop! – Seattle)
Jordan Becke (J/K Pop! – Seattle)
Gina Altamura & Vivian Hua
+ DJ Initial P
Topics of discussion:
* Repeated motifs and common techniques in filming contemporary K-pop videos: a technical analysis
* Strength In Numbers: the rise of colossally sized K-pop idol groups with 10+ members
* Eroding social conservatism and subverting gender norms in Korean culture through pop music and imagery
Sound + Vision showcases new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers as a means of exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa. Past events showcased new work by Spike Jonze, never-before-seen works in progress by Michel Gondry and Lance Bangs, and performances by Sufjan Stevens, Ray Raposa, Hurry Up (featuring members of the Thermals), Eluvium and the Corin Tucker Band, among others. Guest programmers include Lance Bangs, Carrie Brownstein, Matt McCormick and Gail O’Hara.