Twelve Scenes

Joon Soo Ha

2010 | 01:24:13 | South Korea | Korean | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: City, Conceptual Art, Documentary, Environment, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Time

Originating from personal affection toward Seoul, Twelve Scenes portrays the spectacles in daily life by juxtaposing urban space in a twelve month sequence. As the individual particles in a kaleidoscope create splendid illusions by being reflected on a mirror, Twelve Scenes shows our individual life, seemingly separated by time and space, actually composes the scenery in the kaleidoscope of Seoul. Twelve Scenes represents a 'moment for self-reflection' or 'small, but precious enlightenment on life'. The video portrays a poetic resonance through a contemplative viewpoint that captures the vivid spectrum in life.

Twelve Scenes was produced with a 'one scene a month' principle. Therefore, when not being able to capture the right moment or structure, shooting would be delayed until the following year.  It took four years to achieve Twelve Scenes, far from the one year project originally envisaged.

Note: This title is intended by the artist to be viewed in High Definition. While DVD format is available to enable accessibility, VDB recommends presentation on Blu-ray or HD digital file.

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Prizes + Awards

Fuji Award, The 8th Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2011