e.g. The Butterfly
Seoungho Cho’s video artwork blends West and East by overlaying the pulsing drum solo from Iron Butterfly’s famous 1960s rock song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” with a Buddhist drumming ritual. The video focuses on the mesmerizing drummer, whose movements resemble those of a butterfly beating its wings in the air. Born and educated in Korea with graduate studies in New York, Cho explores the connections of 1960s rock-and-roll with Asian philosophy in this intense yet contemplative work.