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Demilitarized Goddesses


2015

Single channel video, 8mn 51sc

DMZ: Demilitarized Zone, South Korea


D M G: Demilitarized Goddesses is a video work featuring seven Cheorwon DMZ tour guides. They have each lived in the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea for 30-40 years, spending almost every day there as part of their work. The 5 dance-film works were made in Busan, Osan, Daejeon, Cheolwon DMZ and Yangpyeong, Korea with the local middle-aged women. The project started from the interest towards my mother generation. Women from my mother generation, who were born right after the Korean War, have married via 'seon (meeting each other with a view to marriage)' and have sacrificed themselves towards their husbands and children. Even after menopause and having their children married, a number of them still earn bread for their families. Women, who are still comfortable being called as someone's wife or someone's mom, have found 'beautiful' themselves, despite the fact it was only temporary. Some were happy as if they were children, and some wept with their mind deeply touched. For the past year, through my project, I have met with total of 100 women who are at the age between 50 and 60. For a few days to a few months, I have worked with them together, and, as my project came to an end, we cried together feeling sorrow. Through their lives, which lasted with history of Korea for decades, we had a moment to remind ourselves about the lives of our mothers and their generation.

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D M G: 비무장 여신들

2015

단채녈 영상, 8분 51초

한국 DMZ:비무장지대


D M G: 비무장 여신들은 7명의 철원 디엠지 안보관광 해설사들과 함께 제작하였다. 그들은 DMZ 비무장 지대(Demilitarized Zone)에서 30-40년을 살아온 여성들로, 지난 수십년을 생업과 거주등의 이유로 그곳을 매일 같이 드나들었다.



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