A collaborative work between Ivetta Sunyoung Kang & Gabriel Dharmoo.
This work was created from the support of Videographe, Festival Access Asie, M.A.I. and Canada Art Council.
- 1st-channel, experimental video (Projection)
4:31 mins, HD, Color, Sound, Stereo
- 2nd-channel, documentary video (TV)
33:20 mins, HD, Color, Sound, Stereo (on headphones)
The first channel of the installation is an experimental video created by multiple visual superimpositions that evoke the imaginary and poetic figure of a bird. Emphasis is placed on visual abstraction. How would a bird move, see the outside world, and breathe? Ivetta attempts to answer these questions at each juncture of the making, and this research has led her to attempt a visual sculpture of an experiential bird. This video-poetry carves multiple layers of how a bird's shape lingers in her imagination and perception.
The second channel of the installation documents Gabriel's Korean lessons with Ivetta. His linguistic and musical limitations intersect with his earnest yet futile attempts to render the beauty of the Korean language and the original Bird Song.