Sungeun Kim 김성은

My main interest is in the process how memory ‘becomes’ communicated.
In practicing cinema as well as activism the most crucial question for me is ‘how to remember’, as it summons the problem of in/visiblity.
In the liminal time-space of selective memory, unwritten yesterday, potential history, prophecies or forgetfulness one encounters its everyday with a series of rupture.
I intend to film those moments, which shall enable the communication of memories to go on.
Memories become generated through attempts to repeat and reverse.
Not being able to redo my yesterday contextualizes my place of not being able to ever comprehend others fully.
Remembering, therefore, remains to be the minimum effort toward relating myself to others.
My approach to film, therefore, focuses on its affective and performative dimension to expand those relations.

나는 기억이 소통’되는’ 방식에 관심이 있다. 저항의 실천적인 의미에서 ‘어떻게 기억하는가’ 는 나에게 가장 큰 질문이다.
그 질문은 기록의 매체로서의 영화를 소환하고 현실의 가시성과 비가시성의 문제를 대동한다.
선택적 기억, 기록되지 않았던 어제, 잠재적 역사, 예언 또는 망각의 문턱에서 억압된 존재가 일상의 표피와 맞닿을 때, 거기서 비롯되는 마찰과 파열의 기록이 기억의 소통을 가능하게 한다고 생각한다.
기억은 반복과 번복을 번갈아가며 생성된다. 나의 어제를 다시 살아갈 수 없음은 타인의 삶을 완벽하게 이해할 수 없음과 같은 맥락안에 있다.
그래서 나에게 기억을 하려는 노력은 타자와의 관계 맺기로 향한 최소한의 발버둥이다.
그리고 그것을 수행하고 증폭하는 정동의 매체로서의 영화에 접근하고자 한다.

Contact: sungeungrace (at) gmail dot com

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Education

M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
Meisterschüler in Media Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin
BFA in Studio Art, New York University, NYC

Awards and Honours

2018
Nominee for Best Experimental Documentary, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic

Invited Media Screenings and Group Exhibitions

2018
The Social Movement Film Festival, Hong Kong
Incheon Human Rights Film Festival, Incheon, Korea
Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix FIFIG, Groix, France
New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival, London, UK
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Digital Anthropologies/Anthropologies Numériques, Paris, France
Art Alumni Show, NYU Department of Art and Art Professions, New York
2017
Mitte Media Arts Festival, Fata Morgana, Berlin, Germany
Independent Documentary Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Iksan Women’s Film Festival, Iksan, Korea
Festa De Anthropologia Cinema E Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2016
Interrupted Survey : Fractured Modern Mythologies (as part of “Refrain” by Angela Melitopolous), Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
Jajaja Nenene, Fata Morgana, Berlin, Germany
Anthropologies Numériques, Le Cube, Paris, France
2014
Observation 6-Freie Universität Visual and Media Anthropology G6 Exhibition, Keller, Berlin
Gangjeong, Breath, Suwon City Museum, Suwon, Korea
2013

Thinking Media III
, Choong-mu Art Hall gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Screening Week, Cruise & Callas gallery, Berlin, Germany
More or Less, WCW gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2012
Limited Space: Sarajevo / Berlin, designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
Between Walls and Windows Architecture and Ideology at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
A Game of Fives at 13. Münchener Biennale, International Festival for New Music Theater, Munich, Germany
A Game of Fives at UNIT.T-Theater, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2011
NORMALLY when the birds sing HE WAKES UP, live AV performance at Expanded Music Festival, Hans Eisler hochschule für Musik, Berlin, Germany
Esrever, live AV performance at Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany
Incite, 21st International Video festival Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Interferenzialistische Konferenz, live AV performance, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany
Klein Kunst, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, Korea
2010
Shor-Term Deviation, efa Project Space, NYC, USA
Korea Experimental Arts Festival, Seoul, Korea
BITT Festival, Atlang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Außenwelt der Innenwelt der Außenwelt, Shanglhangle gallery, Berlin, Germany
2008
NYU Studio Art Graduation Group Exhibition, The commons at NYU, NYC, USA
I made your mother period, I made her period period, Rosenburg gallery, NYC, USA
2007
Klein Geld, NYU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Selected Conferences & Forum

2017 German Anthropological Association Conference at Freie Universität, Berlin
2016 The Social:the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference at Boston University, Boston
2016 Anthropologies Numériques, Le Cube, Paris, France

Selected Performances

2012 A Game of Fives at 13. Münchener Biennale, International Festival for New Music Theater, Munich, Germany
2012 A Game of Fives at UNIT.T-Theater, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2011 Expanded Music Festival, Hans Eisler hochschule für Musik, Berlin, Germany
2011 Esrever, Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany
2011 Incite, 21st International Video festival Bochum, Bochum, Germany
2011 Interferenzialistische Konferenz, live AV performance, Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, Germany

Screenings

2017 Document, Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
2017 Mitte Media Arts Festival, Berlin, Germany
2017 Independent Documentary Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
2017 Iksan Women’s Film Festival, Iksan, Korea
2017 Festa De Anthropologia Cinema E Arte, Lisbon, Portugal 
2017 Incheon Humang Rights Film Festival, Incheon, Korea
2017 JeFF Cinema, Jeju, Korea
2017 SIDOF ‘Discovery and Attention”, Indiespace, Seoul
2015 Visual and Media Anthropology Graduate Program, Movie Mento, Berlin, Germany
2013 The Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2013 Screening Week, Cruise & Callas gallery, Berlin



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