Country: KR/DE
bela is a musician and a performance artist based in Berlin. On stage, bela growls through a diary of poems and slogans over a composition of electronic pungmul music. bela reclaims the depths of queerness and miscommunication through the process of a ceremony where celebration of club sounds meet their vision of Korean folk music.

Their 2022 tour with okkyung lee and Yeong Die included shows in Cafe OTO, the white hotel, A4 Bratislava and more. bela performed for CTM Festival(2023), Unsound Festival Kraków(2022), and Rewire Festival(2022) and has supported the likes of Pharmakon and Eli Keszler. bela also participated in Berlin’s citywide exhibition Out of Scale: transmediale(2023).

Their releases include [Guidelines](Éditions Appærent, 2021), [2020] (Helicopter Records, 2021), [why are you so lost sweetie](Podunk Label, 2020). bela also played as a DJ at clubs in Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Berlin.

They are in residence with the Psychic Liberation event series, having done international radio shows for PL with HÖR and Montez Press Radio. bela is a co-runner of Sorrow Club*: a mixed event series involving music and performance from global acts such as Ana Roxanne, Lucy Liyou, Salamanda and Swan Meat.

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Past events