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Art Lovers Movie Club: Sooun Kim, “Born Beneath”

Welcome to the Art Lovers Movie Club, where you’ll find a selection of artist videos available exclusively online at artreview.com.

Born under (2021) is an experimental music video and short film that uses mythological storytelling to explore hybrid Korean cultural identity. Artist Sooun Kim uses a range of footage and audio influenced by Korean traditional music, contemporary electronic music and rap to demonstrate how cultural imperialism, the long-term influence of the Korean War and of the Japanese colonial era influenced his generation. His use of images collected from multiple sources shows the birth of a new cultural identity. An identity that is acquired through the process of exploring cultural hybridity, formed in the midst of instability.

About the artist

Sooun Kim is a multidisciplinary visual artist working across music, painting and sculpture, more recently expanding his visual language to include video and installation. He is interested in hybrid cultures that emerge from the contexts of post-colonialism and cultural imperialism. His work, Yellow fever (2019), marked the beginning of his auto-ethnographic journey, where he collected his grandfather’s biography alongside records of historical figures to find his personal cultural identity. It includes audiovisual reflections of his contemporary identity as a South Korean migrant where past and present collide. Kim uses image and sound to play with viewers’ expectations by seducing and repelling – changing genres to create an indefinable hybrid. Learn more here and follow Kim on Instagram here.

Screening dates:
Sun Kim, Born under (2021): March 18 – April 8, 2022

Previous Art Lovers Movie Club films include Luis Roque Paradise, screened from March 18 to 25, 2020; Wong Ping an emo nose (2015), screened March 26-31, 2020; by Laure Prouvost shed a light (2018), screened from April 2 to 9, 2020; Alex Da Corte TRUƎ LIFƎ and BAD GROUND (2017), screened from April 9 to 15, 2020; Stine Deja’s 4KZEN (2017), screened from April 17 to 23, 2020; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s fog dog, screened from April 24 to 30, 2020; Ivens Machado Vs (1974), screened May 11-19, 2020; by Roger Hiorns BENIGN (2005), screened May 15–21, 2020; At Jennet Thomas CONDENSED ANIMAL>>EXTENDED ANIMAL#2 (2018), screened June 5–12, 2020; by Larry Achiampong The eviction (2019), screened June 12–22, 2020; by Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle (2017-2018), screened from May 21 to June 26, 2020; at Heman Chong Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore Breaker Day 10, April 16, 2020) 4K 60 Binaural Walk 263 (2020), screened from June 26 to July 3, 2020; Berwick Street Film Collective night cleaners (1975), screened July 3–17, 2020; Chez Tuan Andrew Nguyen We were lost in our country (2019), screened July 17–31, 2020; Grace Schwindt, Only a free individual can create a free society (2014), screened 7August 21, 2020; Hayoun Kwon, 489 years (2016), screened from October 2 to 16, 2020; Tulapop Saenjaroen, Sunday people (2019), screened from October 16 to November 2, 2020; Grada Kilomba, A world of illusions (2017-2019), screened from November 4 to 25, 2020; Shen Xin, Taunt a Nightingale #1 (2017), screened from January 15 to February 8, 2021; Charwei Tsai, Hear her sing (2017), screened from February 8 to March 1, 2021; Gelare Khoshgozaran, Medina Wasl: communicating city (2018) and The men of my dreams (2020), screened March 2–23, 2021; Lu Yang, Crazy Mandala (2015), Delusional crime and punishment (2016) and crazy world (2020), screened from March 24 to April 14, 2021; Xiaowen Zhu, oriental silk (2015), screened from April 23 to May 14, 2021; Ali Ali, mahjar (2020), screened from May 20 to June 10, 2021; Chris Zhongtian Yuan Wuhan Punk (2020), screened from June 11 to July 2, 2021; Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a chorus in two parts (2021), screened from June 18 to July 17, 2021; Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Metropolis. China report (2004-06), screened from July 13 to August 3, 2021; Chem↑Pom, black of death (2013), screened from August 17 to September 7, 2021; Richard Fung, Dirty laundry (1996): screened September 8–30, 2021; Clarisse Tossin Ch’u Mayaa (2017): Screened October 1–22, 2021; Anand Patwardhan, Images you haven’t seen (2006): screened from October 22 to November 12, 2021; Shannon Te Ao, What was or could be today (again) (2019): screened from November 12 to December 3, 2021; Forensic Oceanography, Liquid Traces – The Case of the Boat Left for Dead (2014): screened from February 9 to March 2, 2022; Andrea Luka Zimmerman, plastic arts class (2020): March 3–17, 2022.

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