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6th DMZ Docs(2014)

I AM DOCU



How to Become a Chair

SON Kyung-hwa

  • Korea
  • 2014
  • 80min
  • DCP
  • color

Synopsis

Countless industrial products are processed and manufactured. After passing safety and quality checks, they are priced according inexplicably and then exchanged and discarded. We exist among these products in their assigned places. In other words, by observing closely what sorts of products are surrounding us, we can identify our social, economical and aesthetic relationship with the spaces around us. How to Become a Chair centers on a chair. It is an object that illustrates our positions, which could be seen as the representative relationship the serves as a medium for connecting spatial and temporal realms. In direct with one’s flesh, a chair is closely connected to everyday life, and therefore it is found in a specific and empirical space. The film portrays various qualities of a chair. It is an industrial product as well as an emotional object, on which one could bestow a meaning in life, thereby creating linkage to valued decisions and practices. However, what is more significant than this is the need to remind ourselves that chairs have occupied time and space and to imagine our life story. Chairs have embraced your body temperature, endured the weight of your life and unknowingly helped you measure off your own space and hold it. Therefore, by considering those who sat on the chair and the space and time it occupies (including the chair you are sitting on), we are led to reflect upon ourselves. Where did your chair come from? Where is it headed? What position does it take? (KIM Sook-hyun)

Review

Director

  • SON Kyung-hwa

    How to Become a Chair (2014)The Day that Bastard became President (2011)The Blossom of Youth? (2009)​

Credit

  • ProducerOH Jung-hun
  • Cast The chairs on the streets, amenohi, PATRA, STANDARD.a, Jayul Design Lab, SeoulTech, KIM Hyung-wook, HRK
  • Cinematography PARK Young-jun
  • Editor SON Kyung-hwa
  • Music KIM Min-hong
  • Sound PYO Yong-soo

Contact

Contact   SON Kyung-hwa

E-mail  suzubgirl@gmail.com​