Island, 2015, HD video, colour, sound, 28 minutes 35 seconds
Directed, filmed and edited by Ellie Kyungran Heo
Translated by CL-Jame, Karine Jones
Island features an island located at the southern-most point of South Korea, one small enough that it takes but an hour to traverse its circumference. On the island, there are two extremely contrasting atmospheres, from crowded hordes to hours of emptiness. This contrast emphasises its sense of place as an island, both geographically and psychologically.
Island sheds light on the lives of some of the residents of the island, and the questions “where are you now?”, “why are you here?” and “what happened to you?” are put to the subjects of the film, the audience, and the director herself.
Exhibitions / Screenings
(upcoming) Dear Cinema, MMCA Film & Video, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2018
Whitstable Biennale 2016: Artists’ short film programme, Kent, UK, 2016
Sense of Place, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Mount Florida Screenings, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow, UK, 2016
Gödöllő International Nature Film Festival, Gödöllő, Hungary, 2016
CICA International Experimental Film and Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2016
Talking Film #3 Ellie Kyungran Heo, Chelsea Film Forum, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK, 2016
Island, solo exhibition awarded by the 8th New Discourse, Cyart Space, Seoul, Korea, 2016
Colony, Artist Moving Image Programme in association with LUX, South London Gallery, London, UK, 2015
Show RCA, Degree Show, Moving Image Studio at the RCA, London, UK, 2015