Showcasing the work of Korean artists working with the moving image to the UK
This year’s Artist’s Video strand proposes two ‘Artist in Focus’ programmes with two prominent Korean artists working with the moving image: Lim Minouk and Koo Donghee. Both work across a variety of mediums – including installation, performance, sculpture –the moving image allowing them to synthesise them all.
Working across a range of mediums, including performance, video, sculpture, installation and community-engaged public art, Lim Minouk explores the human and societal costs of modernisation, denouncing situations of displacement and alienation caused by South Korea’s economic growth and rapid urbanisation since the 1960s. As she writes, “in my installations, performances, and videos, I aim to give the disappearing present a proper send-off while also constructing a memory of it with the hope of seeing it again in the future. These works are different from the traditional format of a documentary in that they include the intervention of staged actions. So my sense of time does not follow the common sequence of past-present-future, but rather of past-future-present.”
LUX, 29 Oct 17 2:00 pm
4 video works by Koo Donghee (2003 - 2012) exemplify her highly staged portrayals of the banality of life, interrupted by accidental situations. Koo uses objects, spaces, animals - often aquatic - and actors who respond in real time, to unrehearsed situations.
LUX, 04 Nov 17 2:00 pm