DocLab’s Works

Based in Hanoi, DOCLAB is an art center for documentaries, experimental films and videos. Founded in 2009, DOCLAB has been working to take film and its audience back into the realm of the individual. Taking documentaries beyond “objectivities,” Hanoi DOCLAB explores the unknown in-between spaces: between objective observance and subjective experience, fiction and non-fiction, the public and the private.

siren eun young jung

Le Nouveau Monde Amoureux depends on the unique aesthetics of tradition and performativity in pansori, a genre of traditional music in Korea. The work as a performance appropriates the content and form of Chunhyang-ga, the most well-known piece of pansori among the five songs left today. However, it reveals that the development of the typical romantic narrative is embedded with a constant struggle against the class consciousness of the period.

CHUNG Seoyoung

The clay tower and the body in the photo construct a sculptural reality that emerges through the changes and movements of the body and its posture for supporting the clay tower and through the time drawn by the body to support such characteristics.

Mikhail Karikis

In Children of Unquiet, Karikis collaborated with the children of the remaining families living in the area around the geothermal power plant to create a film that orchestrates a children’s “take-over” of a deserted workers’ village and its adjacent industrial and natural locations.

Min Joung-Ki

The top right corner shows the valley and water running from the upper side of the mountain; the left side expresses a scene where water falling from the high Bibong Peak joins with the stream, in magnification.