Koh Jaewook

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program
(Creators from abroad)

Koh Jaewook

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity Based
Period2016.5 - 2016.7
Purpose of the residency

I am currently making two video works about Korea and Japan.
First video is temporarily titled as ( tentative title). It is a story about a Korean scientist who studied nuclear powered medical science in Osaka and his wife in Korea 25 years ago. They tell us similarity and difference between Japan back in 1991 and Korea now in 2016. The video will be telling us what it could possibly be like in Korea in the future through comparison between the Korea nowadays and Japan back in the 90's. The scientist recalls Japan of the past while his wife tells us about what it was like in Korea and Japan in the past in the eyes of her based on her 3-time visit to Japan.
The whole story is going to be about the young couple and each of their lives in Japan and Korea. The child who visited Japan holding young mother's hand 25 years ago became an artist who wants to examine contemporary history of Japan and Korea.

Second video work is also temporarily titled as (tentative title). It is a comic story about strange events happening to a Japanese girl who visits Korea to see her Korean boy friend. The video shows the difficult but understandable nature of wild and warm characters of Korean people in her Japanese point of view.

Plan during the residency

Recently, I am gathering information about situations in the 1990's Korea and Japan for making a video. These data include conditions of Korea in 2016 and Japan in 1991 and similarities between the two country's politics, economy, industrial structure etc.
I will make a scenario based on these source, with additional old films about 90's Japan. Those films can show landscape of the 1990's.
Finally, I will make a video about my family based on the material mentioned earlier. The story of the video will mainly about my father who studied in Japan 25 years ago.

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