Tiger and Bear
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  • Korea, Republic of

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  • Shuji Kobori
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"When James Topple and Colin Riddle moved to Korea, they had an idea to investigate how people have adapted to the economic and social changes that have taken place over the past decades.They would do it through the eyes of "Tiger and Bear," important creatures in Korea's mythology.The results are fresh interpretations of modern-day Korea." -The Korea Herald

"Earlier I had admitted to them that before I met them I had my suspicions,based on what I had read about them, that they were just a pair of media whores.
They both eagerly insisted it was true." -Theoneonefour.com

Tiger and Bear performances

2010: Tiger and Bear Action Painting
Seoul International Performance Festival, Nowon-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

2010: Tiger and Bear (The Birth of Dungun)
KEAF (Korea Experimental Art Festival), Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea

2010: The Artists behind Tiger and Bear
Art Parade, KEAF (Korea Experimental Art Festival), Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea

2009: Tiger and Bear (on stage with Gogo Star) / (Tiger and Bear Island)
JIMFF, Jecheon International Music and Film Festival, Jecheon, South Korea

2009: Tiger and Bear 마늘쑥 #2
Dong-sung-ro Festival, Dong-sung-ro, Daegu, South Korea

2009: Tiger and Bear 마늘쑥
INDIFEST-Be-Nami-Be-Free, Nami Island, South Korea

Media Art

Dancing with Nietzsche
Anonymous Gonzo documentation of a 2009 Tiger and Bear performance, published in 10 acts on thethreewisemonkeys.com
November 2010: Act 1 and Act 2

Tiger and Bear Comics (Collaborative Project)
Featured in various publications from November 2009 and ongoing

Featured in: The Korea Herald, Eloquence, Daegu Pockets, The One One Four, Expacked, Seoul Style.

2010: Interpretations of Korea
(Written by Matt Lamers)
Korea Herald, 2010-03-30 (T&B Comics publicity)

2009: Tiger and Bear Sell Out
(Written by Dann Gaymer)
Eloquence October Issue,
Location: Shinsaegae, Seoul, Korea

2009: Face to Face with the Face of Zoophilia: The One One Four Talks with Tiger and Bear
(Written by William Empey)
theoneonefour.com 2009.09.12,
Location: Downtown Daegu, Korea

2009: Tiger and Bear Legends in the Making
(Written by Dann Gaymer)
Daegu Pockets, September issue
Location: Daegu Memorial Park, Daegu, Korea

2009: ‘Tiger and Bear’ explore modern-day Korea
(Written by Dann Gaymer)
Korea Herald 2009.09.04, Daegu Safety Theme Park, Daegu, Korea

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Contemporary Performance TXTS –Tiger and Bear

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Write a very brief introduction to you and your work (i.e. where are you from, what kind of media do you work in, what are some of your performative concerns)

British artists James Topple (AKA Tiger) and Colin Riddle (Bear) have been living and working in South Korea since 2008.

Their collaborations began in 2005 with a project centering on a conceptual art character by the Name of Das…


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