Thursday, June 2, 1994

Korean Visions

The New Cinema

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Tonight’s artists represent Korea’s growing alternative cinema. Included are Park Chang-kyong’s Cockup which addresses “coca-colonization”; Kang Kyoung-Ah’s Daily Poem, an exploration of consciousness and the film frame; Park Ji Hong’s Sorry, I Am An Actress looks at the relationship between the camera and women’s bodies, and of the U.S and south Korea; Lee Yong-Bae’s animation, The Lying Buddha revitalizes an old folk tale to address issues of the grassroots minjung movement; Lee Je Yong’s Homo videocus is a critique of Korea’s intensified television culture; and Kim Yun-Tae’s Wet Dream is a vision of bodies, death, and light. (H. I.)

Guest presenter: Hyun-Ock Im is a programmer of Korean cinema and lives in Los Angeles.
After the show the audience is invited to an informal Buy Your Own Drink gathering with the curator.