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The Funeral of the Unknown

Video / Installation 00:19:24 2019-2020

«The Funeral of the Unknown» is a found-footage film about mourning the death of a stranger. It covers deaths from personal experience to socially relevant deaths that have changed the lives of many people. A passage from Paul Auster’s «The Brooklyn Follies» is quoted (Grieve! Grieve for the ten who have vanished. …) and plays throughout the video. The video describes the deaths of me and others in large typography. The screen fills with footage of known and unknown deaths. The video ends with a wish that didn’t happen.

Diploma work, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany Prof. Corinna Schnitt, 2020, Graduation with distinction.

Voice Erika Kurebayashi Morsbach, Sangah Jo
Proofreading Erika Kurebayashi Morsbach, Renato Vazquez
Installation Min Kim, Hee Seo, Juhi Hong, Yoo Jung

Video Footage

S.W.A.L.K. Maison Margiela Artisanal Co-Ed Collection Autumn-Winter, 2020
«화녀», 김기영, 1971
What Went Wrong in the South Korean Ferry Disaster, The New Yorker, 2019
«Castle in the Sky», Studio Ghibli, 1986
Music Video «Bad Boy», Red Velvet, SM Entertainment
도전! 예의지왕 ‘문상 예절 정복’, MBC
«She», Elvis Costello, Notting Hill OST
N.J. Burkett reporting as Twin Towers begin to collapse on September 11, 2001
Eyewitness News ABC7 NY, Raw video from the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001
«The nine lives of Tomas Katz», Ben Hopkins, 2001
5.18당시 계엄군 ‘성폭행’있었다… 국가 차원 첫 확인, KBS News Clip, 2018. 10. 31.
모텔에 1㎜ 몰카…투숙객 1천600여명 영상 생중계, Yonhap News, 2019. 3. 20.
“술 취하고 외로워서…” 불법촬영한 남성들 황당한 핑계들, Hani.co.kr
‘강남역 화장실 살인’ 현장검증…추모 쪽지 보존, KBS News, 2016.05.24.
KBS 뉴스특집 세월호 ‘침몰’, KBS News, 2014.04.20.
세월호 임시합동분향소… 끊이지 않는 추모행렬, Hani TV, 2014.04.25.

Image Footage

Visual identity of ‘Acne Studio’
Johannes Svartholm
Letters from Sweden
«Psycho», Alfred Hitchcock, 1960
Music video «Diamond», DANA, Shining Production
Poster of the Film «Suicide squad», 2016

Music Footage

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
BWV 244 / Part One – No. 35 Choral
«O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß», Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Chor, Die Regensburger Domspatzen, Georg Ratzinger, Deutsche Grammophon, 1980

HBK Braunschweig Rundgang 2020, HBK Braunschweig, Germany
Braunschweig International Filmfestival 2021, Kino Universum, Braunschweig, Germany
Seoul Independent Film Festival 2022, Short competition, CGV Apgujeong, Seoul, Korea (Korean Version)

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