siren eun young jung

Le Nouveau Monde Amoureux depends on the unique aesthetics of tradition and performativity in pansori, a genre of traditional music in Korea. The work as a performance appropriates the content and form of Chunhyang-ga, the most well-known piece of pansori among the five songs left today. However, it reveals that the development of the typical romantic narrative is embedded with a constant struggle against the class consciousness of the period.

Choi Gene-uk

Around the time of the Inter-Korean Summit, the kinds of ‘art’ presented to the South Korean public were benign travel sketches by a few painters. The painters depicted the people or landscape of North Korea as “peaceful scenery of a foreign country” as if they were camels along the Silk Route. But there is something “impure” in the paintings, different from other ideologically “pure” paintings produced by other artists around the time.

Haejun JO & KyeongSoo LEE

The narrative of the film is based on an oral memory about a real event that happened in the 1970s in Jinan in Jeonbuk Province, South Korea. In the film, Haejun JO and KyeongSoo LEE discover a small boat in reclaimed land near a US military base in the city of Gunsan.

Legend of Miryang

I live in Miryang, the town of sunlight. I settled here ten years ago because it was getting harder for me to live with all of the farm work and, with its clean air and water, this was a perfect place to take a rest. However, my life nowadays has become so sad and bitter. Transmission towers, called 765 something, are said to be built in the neighborhood, and it is making so much trouble.

Naito Masatoshi

This series was shot from 1968 to 1970. The aged women listen to the words of the dead, their fathers and husbands who died in the war or their sons who were fishermen shipwrecked due to a sudden change of the weather, and the children or grandchildren who died from disease.