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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

12th(2010)



The Unexpected Response

siren eun young jung

  • Korea
  • 2010
  • 8min
  • DV6mmdigital
  • color
  • 비디오 아트

DOOSAN Gallery 2009
 


 Synopsis
 It is the film that captures a ‘male-being’ of four actresses who play a male role in Yeosungkuk-kuk, a musiccal drama which started in South Korea of the 1950~60s and women actors play every character, even male one. The actresses who play a male role make a perfect ‘man’ through facial expression, voices, sophisticated gestures, gazes and feelings as well as a change of appearance with their makeup and costume.


 

Program Note
 The Masquerading Moments and The Unexpected Response, which were a video installation displayed on two channels in an art gallery, were reedited into a single channelvertical multiframe for a theatrical screening. It deals with how the actresses transform into male characters with painstaking makeup for Yeosunggukguek (Korean traditional opera with women playing all the characters), while focusing on the specific gestures, shoulder movements, facial expressions, voices and gazes of the actresses who play ‘the ideal man’. The sound is often missing so that we can concentrate on the procedure of ‘becoming male’ through makeup, gestures, facial and bodily expressions and the like that construct and complete a ‘male.’ At the same time, the bodies of the elderly actresses become the stage itself where gender crosses the border. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • siren eun young jungsiren eun young jung

    She consistently concerns creating feminist art language to present and visualize people who obviously exist but are invisible. She had private exhibitions of The Wandering Diseases, Pass/enger: The Traveller’s Book and participated in group exhibitions including Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Invision, Onni is back, etc.

Credit

  • Producersiren eun young jung
  • Cast CHO Geum-aeng, CHO Young-sook, LEE So-ja, LEE Deung-woo
  • Cinematography siren eun young jung, LEE Eunsu
  • Editor siren eun young jung