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DMZ국제다큐멘터리영화제

 
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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

I AM DOCU



Glow Job

IM Cheolmin

  • Korea
  • 2018
  • 81min
  • 12 +
  • DCP
  • color

World Premiere

Synopsis

During 1960-90s, several theaters and public spaces in Seoul and other cities, such as Pagoda theater, Keukdong theater, and Seongdong theater, had been appropriated as the crucial ‘cruising spot’ by male sexual minorities. Now the main stage of cruising has moved from the physical spaces to the virtual fields. It seems there is no spatial validity as the Cruising Spot any longer.

Review

The Cruising Spot is both a space that can reveal people's identity and a secret space, and also has both inner and outer meaning. The film explores the ambivalence of the Cruising Spot in the physical space, especially in theaters. The paradox of images that can only be seen in the dark, the publicness experienced inside and the simultaneous occurrence of viewing and being viewed are similar to what sex minorities experience in society in a sense. Is the situation where the physical place disappeared and replaced with a virtual space that the thing that happened outside moved to the inside? Dark and light, the external part viewed from inside or the internal from outside. The film speaks of the confrontation and interpenetration of the two concepts. The process of recording the performer's body and voice and that in which the record is shown, they make the viewers experience their interpenetration. The virtualization of physical spots could be a simultaneous representation of many properties apparently different but actually overlapping. [Suan SEOL]

Director

  • IM Cheolmin

    B-inb B-ing (2016)
    PRISMA (2013)
    Golden Light (2011)
    Secret Garden (2010)

Credit

  • Producer김상숙 KIM Sangsook
  • Cinematography 임철민 IM Cheolmin
  • Editor 임철민 IM Cheolmin
  • Music Last bus
  • Sound 임철민 IM Cheolmin

Distributor / World Sales

IM Cheolmin  minihanul@naver.com