Tate Modern Film

Ecstatic Visions

Jang-Wook Lee Surface of Memory, Memory of Surface 1999

Park Donghyun Circulation 1998-2005, film still Courtesy the artist

Lee Jang-wook Surface of Memory, Memory on Surface 1999, film still Courtesy the artist

Nan Lee Swing Diary 1996

This programme features key works that show the opening up of artists’ film production in Korea following the democratic movements of the 1980s and 90s. Artists featured here arrived at experimental film from a number of different trajectories – as a form of rebellion against conventional film-making or having returned to Korea from studying overseas bringing a new awareness of international art and theory. The 1990s saw the founding of organisations such as the Korean Independent Film Association and the 1st Experimental Film Festival in 1994 held under the title Ecstatic Visions: The Aesthetic of New Media Film.


Wet Dream 
김윤태/Kim Yoon-tae, Korea 1992, 16mm, colour, sound, 15 min 

Over Me 
임창재/Lim Chang-Jae, Korea 1996,16mm, black and white, sound, 18 min 

Swing Diary 
이난/Nan Lee, Korea 1996, 16mm, black and white & colour, sound, 13 min 

박동현/Park Donghyun, Canada/USA 1998-2015, 16mm loop, colour, sound, approx. 4 min 

Surface of Memory, Memory on Surface 
이장욱/Lee Jang-wook, USA / Korea 1999, 16mm, colour & black and white, silent, 23 min 

석성석/Suk, Sung-suk, Germany / Korea 2002, 16mm, black and white / colour, silent, 6 min

Programme duration: 77 min

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

19 September 2015 at 16.00–18.00