ARMY: 600,000 Portraits


<군대: 60만의 초상> / ARMY: 600,000 Portraits, 17min. Single Channel Video, 2016, Documentation


ARMY: 600,000 Portraits is based on the artist’s personal experience of serving in the mandatory S. Korean military service. The video portrays an honor guard’s performance, focusing on details of intricate bodily movements and expressions of individuals who form a collective performing body. Park defines the military as a collective performance against the enemy. Unnerving images often portray an individual body entangled to the collective, the gaze of the camera standing in between being an observer and a participant. The piece provides a unique perspective on the military, echoing the artist’s inevitable participation and his conscious effort to distance himself from the collective through the camera.

*The project consists of a feature film, a single channel video and a feature length film.

군복무 중인 군인들의 초상을 담은 작품이다. 여기서 개인과 집단의 관계는 모순적이다. 집단을 구성하는 개인들의 몸의 움직임과 감정을 섬세하게 담았다. 불안정한 이미지들은 집단에 얽매인 개인의 몸을 보여주며, 더이상 쪼갤 수 없는 개인(in/dividual)의 몸을 분할한다.

*장편영화 촬영 중