“Teum: Single-Channel Video”

Artsonje Center

Teum” has multiple meanings in Korean—interval, crevice, opening, leisure, estrangement, opportunity—and as part of the exhibition’s title, it suggests a certain ambivalence toward the prevalent use of video by Korean artists. “Teum” showcased three young artists working in single-channel video—Hwa-Young Park, Hyun-Suk Seo, and Sung-Min Hong—and presented both individual works as well as a joint project made specifically for the Artsonje Center.

The collaborative video installation was titled Ppachida, Ppachida, Ppachida (Fall, fall, fall), 1998. In a large, darkened room, three monitors simultaneously projected three different videos (one made by each artist) onto three separate screens. Viewers were invited to sit on one of the five chairs facing each screen and to listen on headphones (provided by an attendant) to a narrative that varied depending on which screen one faced.

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