LOOP Fair: Young-jun Tak

November 21 - 23, 2023 

For the 2023 edition of LOOP Fair, Fragment will be presenting Young-jun Tak's video "Wish You a Lovely Sunday"


The video boldly combines and juxtaposes two distinctive spatial settings—a church and a queer club. For this filmic work, two choreographers and two dancers were paired up to create a new choreography, for the church “Kirche am Südstern” and the queer club “SchwuZ” in Berlin respectively. Each pair was assigned to a different Bach piano piece for four hands. After days of rehearsals and when the choreography was complete, their designated venues were then swapped. The participants did not know the exact location they would perform in until the actual day of filming, and, therefore, they had to reprogram their choreographies according to the new architectural features and atmosphere of the changed location.

Although churches and queer clubs seem to function for starkly different purposes, both spaces share intriguing similarities as they both require specific rituals, behavioral norms, and attitudes closely linked to the space and its role. Both venues could be said to be fundamentally community-oriented spaces, which seek to offer comfort and welfare for either the visitor’s mind or body. In the film, the continuous change of scenes between the two kind of spaces with the dancer’s bodily presence, their movements, and dialogues, aims at achieving a sort of almost impossible mergence or coexistence of religious practice on one side and club culture on the other side. In this 18 minutes video, we follow the protagonists’ struggles, passion, and commitment in trying to adjust their choreographies to fit into the new contexts.


Young-jun Tak (b. 1989 in Seoul, South Korea) has had solo exhibitions at Julia Stoschek Foundation (Berlin and Dusseldorf, 2023), palace enterprise (Copenhagen, 2023), Wanås Konst (Knislinge, Sweden, 2023), O—Overgaden (Copenhagen, 2023), Efremidis (Berlin, 2022), SOX (Berlin, 2022), and Fragment (Moscow, 2021). He has participated in international exhibitions such as Dancing About Architecture (High Line, New York, 2023), the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2023), the Lyon Biennale (2022), the Berlin Biennale (2020), and the Istanbul Biennial (2017), among others. He holds bachelor degrees in English Language and Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. He currently lives and works in Berlin.