A seminar by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park

Constructing the “Self” through Art
Held in conjunction with Stories That Matter 2019: Myths 

1.5h over 1 session

Seminar Fee
$15 / $10 for Singapore Film Society Members

Sat 2 Mar, 2pm to 3.30pm

Course Description
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist from Seoul who works primarily in film and video, photography and installations. His work frequently takes inspiration from the cultural anxieties, myths and narratives that inform South Korea’s identity and has been presented at various international venues including film festivals and in museums and galleries.

In this seminar, with close reference to his own career Park will discuss the ideas behind his works, many of which deal with industrial and military endeavour, and how in Asia, where the individual is often overlooked in favour of collective identity, art making is an opportunity to construct the “self” he never had. He will also share his experiences straddling the film world and the art world.

This seminar is suitable for film and visual art enthusiasts, students and practitioners alike, and for those interested in further contemplating how the themes and concerns he explores in his works are relevant to our own society. There will also be time for Q&A and discussion.

Kelvin Park’s film Army will also screen on Fri 1 Mar. 7.30pm as part of Stories That Matter: Screenings. He will participate in a post-screening discussion with Loo Zihan. Read more about the film and purchase tickets here.

About Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in film and video, photography, and installations. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film Cheonggyecheon Medley (2010), at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with A Dream of Iron, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and subsequently played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Sharjah Biennale.

Stories That Matter: Myths – Programme
:: Screenings: Wed 27 Feb to Sat 2 Mar, 7.30pm
:: Panel Discussion: Myth-making / Art-making: Sat 17 Mar, 4.30pm – 6pm
:: Panel Discussion: Myth and Image: Fri 8 Mar, 7.30pm – 9pm
:: Exhibition: ICONS and The Land Archive: 27 Feb to 19 Apr