Born in 1955, Seoul. Grduated from graduate school of New York Univ., Tisch School of the Arts.
Currently a professor at Korean National University of Arts.
On the making of Sund@y Seoul
“Sunday Seoul” was the name of a weekly magazine that was discontinued in the mid-80s. It carried all sorts of stories hidden in the society of the time, with a slight sensationalistic twist. They were usually articles regarding the love affairs between men and women, and the various episodes that arose from them. The magazine was mainly for entertainment and the events were reported from an ordinary viewpoint.
This movie is based on articles that would be in such types of tabloids in the present day. The stories in the film are a bit absurd but they are actually happening around us nonetheless.
However, I didn’t approach these articles lightly. The people inside these articles are living the same type of lives that we are. I tried to avoid the drama that occurs from their relationships. Instead, I approached these stories from a contemplative perspective and tried to maintain a minimalist style.
I especially wanted to subtly bring out the negative aspect of the methods of modern day communication that we’ve entrusted even our existence to, such as that necessary evil, the mass medium, the internet.
- 2005 Sund@y Seoul 35mm, color/b&w, 72min.
- 1991 [[[Song of Chur-Yong]] 16mm, color, 15min.