Ellie Kyungran Heo is an artist-filmmaker. Her work is a sensitised response to the 'ordinary' things we encounter in our daily lives. This response is expressed through experimental film making which combines performance and documentary, tracking her relationships with the subjects over time in terms of conflict and intimacy. In doing so, she attempts to create a space in which questions concerning the ethical relationship between the subject, the audience, and the artist, can be examined. She considers the writing of Emmanuel Levinas and his 'Ethics of the Other' within her work. In applying his insights to the relationship between humans and other living things, she investigates how we co-exist and affect each other, and questions human-centric ideas and taxonomies of nature.
She received an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2015 and a BA from the Chelsea College of Arts in 2013.
2016-2017 'All' is in smAll.
The questioning of Being is an experience of Being in its strangeness. […] The question is itself a manifestation of the relationship with Being. Being is essentially alien and strikes against us. We undergo its suffocating embrace like the night, but it does not respond to us. […] And if it is more than this question, this is because it permits going beyond the question, and not because it answers it. What more there can be than the questioning of Being is not some truth, but good - Emmanuel Levinas, Existence & Existents
Questioning other beings means paying attention to them. It is definitely good to go beyond being curious about others and opening up to otherness, by seeking to understand oneself.
To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour - William Blake
One tiny thing is an opening to the bigger world, a start to understanding the wider whole. In other words, the most precious moment could be a bridge to convey us towards the eternal. In the sharing of the breath of the moment there is a movement towards breathing together in an unlimited space.
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