SPRING on Screen
available until May 31st


Jaha Koo

"Cuckoo feels like a peculiar kind of dream, a communication from your subconscious, offering some truth you’ll never be able to translate into words." - Exeunt magazine


A group of talkative rice cookers takes us through 20 years of Korean history and reflects on the great economic crisis with its huge impact on the young generation including South Korean artist Jaha Koo. Youth unemployment, socio-economic inequality, social isolation, rising suicide rates, acute social isolation and a fixation on appearances are some of the symptoms. Through bittersweet and humorous dialogues Jaha and his rice cookers tell a moving story that combines personal experience with the political events. They reflect on themes such as happiness, economic crisis and death depicting a country that is caught between working pressure and maniacal shop addiction.

Concept, regie, text, music & video: Jaha Koo
Performance: Hana, Duri, Seri & Jaha Koo
Cuckoo hacking: Idella Craddock
Scenografie & digital support: Eunkyung Jeong
Dramaturgy advice: Dries Douibi
Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
Executive producer: CAMPO
Coproduction: Bâtard Festival
Special support: CAMPO, STUK, BUDA, DAS, SFAC & Noorderzon / Grand Theatre Groningen
With support from the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie



02/11/2019 19:30


€ 17 / 14


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2019 


Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: Korean, with Dutch and English surtitles

Tickets via ssbu.nl

Combo ticket
Saturday 2 November: Cuckoo & Chombotrope

Price: € 38 / 24.
Only available by calling the box office of Stadsschouwburg at +31 30 2302023.



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Jaha Koo en zijn praatgrage rijstkokers Jaha Koo and his talkative rice cookers

This article is only available in Dutch.



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