Roadshow

Kim Hyoung-ju
  • Korea
  • 2017
  • 80min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • World Premiere
CompetitionKorean Competition

Screening Schedule

  • 09월 22일 17:30-18:50 상영코드 109 메가박스 백석 3관 G
  • 09월 24일 16:00-17:20 상영코드 328 메가박스 파주출판도시 1관 G Q&A
* Unless follwing Subtitle code is marked, all films will have English subtitles.
N None English dialogue without English subtitle
K Korean dialogue without English subtitle
ND No Dialogue

Synopsis

Encountering a question 'haven't I been creating exhibitions by force of habit?', the curator is planning 'Road show', which is a project traveling to the outside of museum with artists.
For the first time in their life, the four Korean artists are heading to Rwanda in Africa for ‘Road show.
They, whose ways of working and ideas are different from one other, are trying to work in their own way, but it is not that easy for them to work looking at the reality and history of Rwanda...

Director

  • Kim Hyoung-ju
    Dancing in Yokahama 2008 (2016)
    The basement satellite (2015)
Director's Statement
Creating something begins with looking at it. I wondered how other creators would look like when I am tired of looking at myself hiding in a safe place behind the camera. Unfamiliar situations and objects that people face in a faraway foreign land. How would other creators react to the desire to make something out of them. Limit of creation, the limit that creation has is specific. I wanted to show the artists who realize the limit, which is that they can't escape from the place where the powerless observer has to be, and can't help keeping on working even though every second is tiring. Because that's maybe the honest attitude toward my desire, as a creator...

Review

Roadshow depicts the story of four Korean artists on a traveling project in Rwanda, from the moment they left for Rwanda to the implementation of concrete working after coming back home, but it moves away from a travelogue. The artists, encountering the life, memories and feeling of the people, and the paysage in a strange country, question the way to practice the art, art and society, artist and responsibility, especially ethical perspective. And they try to come up with the answers in various ways. While spending time searching for their interests, taking photos and meeting people, their inquiring mind leads them to the serious discussion, and sometimes to the confession and of their misgivings, fears and even feelings of helplessness regarding working. These all correspond with the virtues of this documentary. The artists and the director of the documentary are experiencing to find themselves through the director's camera in recoding earnestly and the artists' cameras to capture the lives of others, and also through their eyes, minds and acts. As regards the question how the art should face the unpredictable reality, they seem to be trying to say and act like this. They record honestly that the base related to the author and work is mutable, that the instinctive sense to judge others is not always right, and that the feeling of distances with others as well as the attachment to them in the film. The painful memories and the song for peace of the dead in Rwanda, where coexist children' twinkling eyes, their lively dance, paintings made by them together, the sublime of dark and deep forest, a cloud of dust on the road, the crowded market, therefore, could be engraved in our minds. [Park In-ho]

Credits

  • Director, Cinematographer, Editor  Kim Hyoung-ju
  • Producer  Shin Nathalie boseul
  • Music  Kang Min-kook
  • Sound  Pyo Yong-soo

Distribution / World Sales

  • Contribution & World Sales  Kim Hyoung-ju
  • E-Mail  hyoung0629@gmail.com
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