¶ Pilar Mata Dupont
Mata Dupont has animated those monuments to play with utopian ideas of reunification, and the significance of the “embrace” as representation of the reunification in the South Korean national psyche.
¶ The Radiant
The Radiant explores the aftermath of March 11, 2011, when the Great Tohoku Earthquake struck the Northeast Coast of Japan at 2:46 pm, triggering a tsunami that killed tens of thousands and causing the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
¶ CHE Onejoon
The North Korean-made buildings and monuments in African countries are public buildings and monuments related to the history of their respective countries. However, they are the only places for South Koreans to see North Korean large-scale monuments in reality, since South Koreans are not allowed to visit the North due to division of the two Koreas. The monuments and buildings in African countries actually display more of North Korean socialist realism than African qualities.
¶ Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
The screening triggered an identification-process of the fugitives with the protagonist of Kurosawa’s movie, as they recognized their similar desperate situation. It was followed by an experimental setup of cinematic improvisations with refugees and actors, focusing on the exploration of fears and uncertainties surrounding the nuclear catastrophe and ongoing threat of radiation.
¶ Unknown (Honchunjeondo, Replica)
The Complete Map of the Celestial Sphere (Hon-cheon-jeon-do) is a revised version of a traditional oriental planisphere affected by and combined with the Western astronomical knowledge imported to Joseon Dynasty around the 18th century Korea, which included 33 constellations and 121 stars found only in the Southern Hemisphere.