Dancing in the Book
A video projection of Yvonne Rainer ’s Trio A on top of the book illustrating Han Kang ’s poem “One late night.”


Dancing in the book is a video projection of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A on top of the book illustrating Han Kang’s poem “One late night.” In a video format, the narrative is going on automatically; however, in the book, a reader needs to move her hand and turn the page to read the next narrative. Combining two different way of progressing the narratives in a video and a printed book, Rainer dances around the book’s space through a flipping gesture. The performer turns each page according to Rainer’s dance. This project highlights the flipping gestures of reading the book and expands the book into a performance space.