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서울국제여성영화제

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ARCHIVE

17th(2015)



The emotional society on stage

CHO Hye-jeong

  • Korea
  • 2014
  • 24min
  • HD
  • color
  • Documentary, Experiment

2015 Seoul Independent DOcumentary Film&Video Festival / 2015 Jeonju International Film Festival


 Synopsis
 
Like performing given roles from society, dancers take each different roles as emotional laborers. Performers endure at standstill for 2 minutes and 30 seconds in an interpreted space. At that moment, I keep saying “Smile, please.” In exaggerated sounds, these frozen performers tolerate the time and adjust their emotions. Ruptured duration of the video shows itself twisted by the spell ‘try to smile’ in physical and mental pain.
 
 


 

Program Note

 Whiling watching The emotional society on stage, audience see actresses and actors, one after another, pose without movement in uncomfortable positions. They are in costumes which audience can associate with specific jobs most of which fall into the service sector. The voice over accompanied is from the real workers who are involved with these \"emotionallabor\" based jobs. The heavy suffering of the emotional labor is transmitted by the physical torture to the audience and is amplified with sighs and stumbles of the actresses/actors after the director\'s cut shouting. [HWANG Miyojo]

Director

  • CHO Hye-jeongCHO Hye-jeong

    After graduating from Seoul National University with master\'s degree of fine arts, she majored in Print Media at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Credit

  • ProducerKIM Sook-hyun, CHO Hye-jeong
  • Cinematography KIM Young-jin, KIM Bo-ram
  • Art director KIM Sook-hyun, CHO Hye-jeong
  • Editor KIM Sook-hyun, CHO Hye-jeong
  • Music KIM Sook-hyun, CHO Hye-jeong
  • Sound CHOI Ji-won