video, sound, 13min, 2005
In June 2000, after the Korean War, the first North-South summit took place. The film is edited from the TV sources recording the flights via Pyongyang, the airport and the streets of Pyongyang.
The video's soundtrack is taken from the beginning of Isang Yun's 1977 composition "Double Concerto," which was inspired by the myth of Gyeonu and Jiknyeo. According to the myth, the King of Heaven punishes the couple's lack of diligence by stranding one of them on a star in the west and the other on a star in the east. However, the couple succeeds in reuniting for one day a year, on July 7. Birds who take pity on them, built bridge across the Milky Way. Isang Yun compared the myth to North-South relations. The encounter of Gyeonu and Jiknyeo symbolizes reunification. The distance between North and South is as far as the distance across the Milky Way. Yun, when he composed the piece, may have been imagining the infinite number of birds needed to build a bridge spanning the galaxy. Unable to return to his divided country, he died an exile -- in a newly reunified Germany, nonetheless.
2016, Park Chan-kyong Solo Exhibition, Tina Kim Gallery, New york, United States.2016, Short Film Program - Sound Spaces of Trauma, Art Basel 2016, Stadtkino Basel, Basel, Switzerland2015-2016, Asia Time, 5th Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennial, Goethe-Institut Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China2011, Korean Rhapsody - Crossing the History, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea2008, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Competition Section2005, Parallel Life, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany2005, Flying, Ssamzie Art Space, Seoul, Korea