2017, Sun, Jun 18

Jeju Prayer

D: IM Heung-soon, 2012, 93 min

IM Heung-soon,

IM Heung-soon, "Jeju Prayer", 2012, 93 min, HD video, 5.1 channel sound | Courtesy BANDALdoc

In its focus on Kang Sang-hee’s life, who lost her husband in the Jeju Uprising on March 3, 1948, the film explores the dark-side of Jeju Island: the massive grave that can be found here stands a stark contrast to the famous tourist attraction located on the other side of the island.

IM Heung-soon is a visual artist and cinema director based in Seoul. He received a BFA and a MFA degree from the Kyungwon University, Korea. Utilizing different visual media such as photography or installations, he explores the lives of people who are marginalized in social, political, capitalist, and national contexts. IM Heung-soon is the co‐founder of BANDAL Doc along with Kim Min-kyung, with whom he has developed his third feature film project Ryeohang (2016). His work was recently shown at the Taipei Biennial (2016), Sharjah Biennial 12 (2015), Venice Biennial (2015), and at the MoMA PS1, New York (2015).