REMOTE portrays a strangely credible futuristic world. The film follows Unoaku, an expat architect living and working in Kuala Lumpur. She and four other women follow a popular South Korean dog-groomer online.
Each live on their own in apartments around the world. Yet the five women discover they are connected through mysterious portals in their homes. Embarking on a quest for answers, they use the portals to bridge the distance between them. Together they uncover a strange phenomenon with universal consequences.
Filmed in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, REMOTE features a cast of multinational actors and performers including Okwui Okpokwasili and Joony Kim. The film explores a future populated by isolated and yet connected individuals.
The premiere of REMOTE is presented at Tate Modern with Artangel.
REMOTE was commissioned by Artangel; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden in association with Hauser & Wirth. The film was completed with support by MOCA’s Environmental Council, Los Angeles; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada; X Museum, Beijing, China; and the Busan Biennale, Korea.