EMBEDDEDNESS: ARTIST FILMS AND VIDEOS FROM KOREA 1960S TO NOW
co-curated with George Clark
The first survey in the UK of Korean artists’ films and videos attempts to unwrap the particularity of experimental film and artist moving-image making over five decades from 1960s until now. The series focus on the ways in which artists in South Korea have addressed the intrinsic conditions of cinema – namely duration and the collective viewing experience – and the changing social and political context that have defined the ways artists have been able to work.
co-curated with Oh, Junho
Although the early cinema was not free from the charge of being indebted to the artistic neighbors, over the last century cinema could legitimately claim its originality and even disseminate its effects to its neighbor areas including dance, architecture, scenography, video art and music. This program particularly prepared for the opening of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul is focused on these effects from cinema to all over the arts.
Über das Konzept der „absoluten Geräuschlosigkeit“
In den späten 1940er Jahren besuchte der amerikanische Komponist und Künstler John Cage die echofreie Kammer der Universität Harvard. Dort beobachtete er, dass wider Erwarten selbst in diesem schalltoten Raum Geräusche wahrzunehmen sind, die vom menschlichen Körper produziert werden: der eigene Herzschlag, das tiefe Rauschen des Blutkreislaufs und ein hoher Ton, verursacht durch das Nervensystem. Auf Basis dieser Erfahrung kam Cage letztendlich zum Schluss, dass eine „absolute Stille“ nicht existieren kann.
OFFoff Ghent, Belgium
Art Cinema OFFoff presents a unique screening of Asian experimental films in Belgium. In a two-part evening, the history of experimental film in Korea since the 1960s will be shown, alongside several contemporary creations from Asia. Together, the two programs explore the relations between the historical avant-gardes and their lasting influences on contemporary work, despite important social and political changes. Next to specific works, there's attention for pioneering groups that make up the Korean underground.