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This Isn't What It Appears

트레일러 재생

CHOI Heehyun

  • United States, South Korea
  • 2022
  • 20min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Among everything obscure in an image, there is always the camera. The film reconstructs and radicalizes the ways to see and interpret archival photographs of Korean women taken in the 1950s by American soldiers stationed in South Korea.

PROGRAM NOTE

There are faded old black-and-white photographs, hands flipping through the pictures one by one. The camera captures the hands, and there is a mirror reflecting the camera. Often, the film playfully reveals the insides and outsides of images, like notes on the back of photographs, playing a role beyond mere documentation. Among the photos taken by the US military are Korean women with heavy makeup for a magic show or theater. We may need to look beyond the images when reading the truth from archival photographs. The sentences from Maya Deren’s An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film insert questions, colliding with the images within the picture. [KIM Shinjae]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
105 2023-08-25 | 14:30 - 15:52 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5
334 2023-08-27 | 19:30 - 20:52 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7

Director

  • CHOI Heehyun

    Heehyun Choi's works are grounded on the interest in the coexistence of physicality and virtuality in projected images, the unseen beings outside the camera frame, and the subjectivity and variability of the act of seeing. Choi has received an MFA in Film & Video at California Institute of the Arts.

     

Credit

  • Cinematographer 김진수 KIM Justin jinsoo

CONTACT

CHOI Heehyun | heehyunchoiart@gmail.com