Tuesday 6th June 2023 – ‘OVERSPILL: Presences, Processes, Perspectives’ event – in conversation with Dr Jungmin Song

All are warmly invited to the second event in the series of Overspill, which is online in conversation with special guest speaker innovative interdisciplinary artist Dr Jungmin Song.

Overspill is a series of in conversation events and sharings with interdisciplinary artists working within the creative arts industry. This research series focuses on celebrating the practice of artists who are making important work that also pushes against and explodes beyond the understood boundaries of creative work. Presence and agency will be considered as central themes throughout Overspill and how the artist might use their practice to respond to and/or challenge ideas around self and identity. Moreover, these events will celebrate the work of artists that might be considered marginalised and indeed works to celebrate diversity, equality, and inclusion in the arts.

These in conversation events will celebrate the work of artists working within, across, between and beyond the boundaries of artistic disciplines. Focusing on uncovering the many practices, processes and perspectives that the artist or maker might engage in when making creative practice, this series will also consider post pandemic contexts and what shifts in processes and new knowledges this might have uncovered for the creative maker. Moreover, Overspill also welcomes practice-based sharings in any format.

Overspill is hosted by Dr Sophie Swoffer (Lecturer in Performance) and the Performance team at Sheffield Hallam University.

Overspill: Presences, Processes, Perspectives – In conversation with Dr Jungmin Song
Tuesday 6th June 2023, 18:00-19:30 BST
Event held online – for more information and to register please visit Eventbrite. Please book your ticket to avoid disappointment.

Image credit: Dr Jungmin Song

Dr. Jungmin Song is Assistant Professor in Residence at the Department of Dramatic Arts, Research Associate at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, and a performance artist. Korean-born, she studied Theatre Design at Central Saint Martins, University Arts London before completing a Ph.D. in performance from the University of Roehampton, London. She worked as an assistant puppet maker at the Little Angel Theatre in London in the early 2000s before turning to performance art. Her solo performances include Spill (Hayward Gallery, 2012), Mulle: A Spinning Wheel (Mullae Arts Center, Seoul, 2010) and Hamlet: (Tissues) (Chelsea Theatre, 2010; Spill National Platform, 2011).

After completing her PhD and having two children, she settled in suburban Connecticut in the U.S. where she started a new carrier as a curator at a puppet museum, teaching contemporary theatre and performance in a Theatre Studies Program while researching Korean puppetry. She curated the exhibitions Shakespeare and Puppetry (2020) and Puppetry’s Racial Reckoning (2021) and is currently researching South Korean folklorist, puppeteer, and performance artist Sim Woo-Sung (1934-2018). She has published in Performance Research, Theatre Journal, Contemporary Theatre Review, Asian Theatre Journal and other academic journals, and was the editor of a special issue of Puppet Notebook on Shakespeare and puppetry.

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