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Film history will remember 2017

2017 will be remembered as a special year in film history. Last May, Cannes Film Festival included Okja (2017), the first Netflix original film to be premiered in a major international film festival, in its competition section. There were debates about whether a film that had not been screened in a traditional movie theater could be considered… Continue reading Film history will remember 2017

Interactive Media · Reflections & Reviews

Bloodless (2017), VR film by Gina Kim

Introduction to Bloodless (trailer) Bloodless (2017) is a ten-minute Virtual Reality (VR) film that recreates, recounts, or “deals with” a tragic murder of a real-life sex worker by a US soldier stationed at the Dongducheon camptown in South Korea in 1992. Based on a true story and filmed on location where the crime took place,… Continue reading Bloodless (2017), VR film by Gina Kim

Cinema in the Gallery · Interactive Media · Reflections & Reviews

Dreamlands @WhitneyMuseum

Dreamlands Official Website Last Friday night, I attended a special screening titled “Ways of Seeing” at Whitney. It was a part of a program in association with the museum’s grand opening of “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016”. I originally planned to go to the exhibition after the screening for about an hour, but as… Continue reading Dreamlands @WhitneyMuseum

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History Repeats: VR Exhibition at the DMC Festival 2016

A belated post on my experience at the DMC festival 2016. DMC Festival website (with a brief introduction to the festival programs) I remember a history professor telling me how important it is to understand where we are in terms of historical timeline. He emphasized the value of situating ourselves along the constant turbulence in history.… Continue reading History Repeats: VR Exhibition at the DMC Festival 2016

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Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2016 (II)

  3. Film reviews   Before I started studying cinema at NYU, I had been an ordinary South Korean moviegoer who watched what the cinema multiplex offered. Although I sometimes checked out independent films in art cinema theaters, they were not avant-garde or experimental in their forms or contents. So, watching Korean films invited for… Continue reading Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2016 (II)

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Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2016 (I)

Worked as an audience jury for the 16th Seoul International NewMedia Festival for a week. So thankful for the experience and would love to share photos, videos and reviews from the festival. check out #NeMaf2016 on twitter/Instagram/Facebook and click here for the festival website Introducing NeMaf   Today, virtuality has become a philosophical idea questioning the… Continue reading Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2016 (I)