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12 November 2016: Missing Links


Episode 4: because the outside world has changed...
Im Go-eun
2016 | 8 min | Colour | Digital

Combining archival images and essayistic narration, Episode 4 reflects on the Dutch Filmmuseum at a moment of critical technological and institutional change: the Filmmuseum’s transformation into EYE and relocation from the Vondelpark to the north bank of Amsterdam’s waterfront in 2012. because the outside world has changed… is a project that tests and tastes the solidarity between a variety of old and new technologies influencing our ways of relating with the world.

“I departed this journey with artist Igor Sevcuk to observe and document the significance of the architectural, technological and institutional transitions surrounding the former Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. In the course of four episodes, our considerations and shared materials were developed, each time being updated, retold and re-edited in trans-medial and dialogic way. Episode 4 combines archival images and essayistic narration in relation to Filmmuseum amidst timequakes of past and present. In this episode, I contemplated various changes of technologies that are reconnecting the memories/histories of Filmmuseum. I experimented on our shared footage that combines the factual and fictional stories, together with multiple languages and identities in Episode 4.” – Im Go-eun

Full of Missing Links
Sung-a Yoon
2012 | 68 min | Colour | Digital

After having her first child, Sung-a Yoon sets out to find her long-lost father, whom she hasn’t seen since her parents’ separation when she was still a child. Travelling to Korea with her boyfriend and son, a video camera and a sound recorder, she documents the whole process. The result is a tender, and often humorous, family travelogue. Full of Missing Links also proposes a clinical examination of society and culture in Korea, a country which – like Sung-a herself – has been marked by separation.

Born in Korea, raised in France, and based in Brussels since 2004, Sung-a Yoon’s work is often concerned with states of translation and displacement, using speech and music as tools to explore the subjacent relations between personal memory, family history and cultural identity. Interested in the idea that loss engenders a residue, Yoon searches in language and music for the ways in which absence can manifest itself.  

Part of the Artists’ Video strand of the London Korean Film Festival

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