End of June of 2010, the Pudu Prison wall of Kuala Lumpur was torn down. A group of people mourned at the jail because the government chose to ignore history. This work is combined with digital and celluloid images and uses multiple projections. It combines film and live performance to create the illusion of a space within another space, and depicts how people in Kuala Lumpur chose to be silent when facing history.
I've 3 rolls of B&W super 8 that I shot casually during the July 1st demonstration in Hong Kong in 2003. For personal and technical reasons I have never project the films or look at the content of the films. This day was one of the largest and most significant demonstrations in Hong Kong since 1989. I would love to revisit and remake the films as an act of reflection of things past, and of things personal.
Performative Footage/ Contradiction and Participation Mystique
This film performance about meta-history of film using a educational film print 1980~1990 and some of historical footage about Korean War. We're reading and learning about our own history and many conceptual idea about science but we can't read on film we're just hearing and seeing through film footage. If we can change whole this thing into cinematic experience, finally we can see and hear about that.
After 180 years of the invention of image art, it has become in our subconscious that images speak the truth more than the reality. Digital technology made photography accessible to mimic its existence, but its truth becomes anonymous. Therefore all true images need to face the reality of images. We need to take the visual of images, historical pictures, technology of recording, aesthetics, theory, and function, then find the connection to the point where the reality was lost.