Archive for September, 2011
First Person Plural (Things Passed Down)
Shot in Seoul, Daegu, & Jeju-do, Korea. 2010-2011.
First Person Plural (Things Passed Down) is a single-channel video about the my parents’ experience of migration from postwar Korea to the United States in the late sixties. This video transforms first person narrative into a self-reflexive and shared meditation of displacement and the search for home in a foreign land. I used footage from a year researching in my parents’ homeland, where I myself was a foreigner, to accompany my own reading of interviews conducted with my parents in order to create the dissonant poetics that structures the piece.