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Show Your Tongue

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Seoungho Cho
Show Your Tongue
Korea 2005
06:06
screening



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Show Your Tongue mogłoby zostać określone jako cząstka natury przyodziana w formę elektronicznego soundtracku. Jednak w tej zajmującej pracy artysta z naturalnego otoczenia pełnego spokoju, przy pomocy subtelnej manipulacji cyfrowej kreuje środowisko pełne napięć, ryzyka, strachu i niewiadomej.


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Show Your Tongue could be described as a slice of nature put to an electronic soundtrack; however, this unnerving and compelling video moves quickly beyond the safe harbor of documentation. With powerful and yet subtle digital manipulation, Cho creates an intense and at times disturbing work that ventures into the dangerous waters of desire, fear and the unknown.

Seoungho cho


Lyrical and visually striking, the video works of Korean artist Seoungho Cho are distinguished by a uniqe confluence of complex image processing and sound collage. Resonating with a highly metaphorical sesibility, Cho's single-channel tapes and installations are formalist, almost painterly exporations of subjectivity and the subconscious. The urban landscapes that Cho often depicts move with a continuous fuidity, shifting from dreamlike abstractions of light of fleeting reflections of the city. Figures, cars, and trains are mirrored and diffused through one another, silhouetted with a haunting anonymity that is echoed in the poetic texts and soundscapes that accompany each pice. These often tense meditations focus on the nature and cost of isolation and loneliness while integrating into a culture, landscape and language other than one's own.


Seoungho Cho was born in 1959 in Pusan, South Korea. He received his B.A. And M.A in Graphic Arts from Hong-lk Univesity, Korea, and an M.A in video art from New York Univesity. In 1998 he received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship and in 2003 he received a Jerome Foundation grant. He has received the „Juror's Citation” at the 18th Annual Black Maria Film and Video Festival as well as the International Award for Video Art from ZKM.


Cho's one-person exhibitions have included The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Philip Feldman Gallery, Oregon; the Conterporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; the Pusan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea; Montevideo, Amsterdam; and the Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto. His work has been shown in numerous international festivals and axhibitions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the 58th Edinburgh International Film Fesival; Pandaemonium '98, Lux Centre, London; Centro d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Samsung Museujm of Modern Art, Korea; the Fesival Nouveau Cinema, Nouveaux Medias, Montreal, Canada; the Valencia Biennial, Spain; the Kwangju Biennal, Korea; the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida; the Ribert Flaherty Film Seminares; Artists Space, New York; the International Film Fesival Rotterdam; and the New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, New York. Cho's tapes have been broadcast nationally and internationally. He lives in New York.


Show Your Tongue

2005, 5:23 minutes, color, sound


Show Your Tongue could be described as a slice of nature put to an electronic soundtrack; however, this unneriving and compelling video moves quickly beyond the safe harbor of documentation. With powerful and yet subtle digital manipulation, Cho creates an intense and at times disturbing work that ventures into the dangerous waters of desire, fear and the unknown.


Music by Stephen Vitiello

violin performed by Eszter Balint

produced by Namsik Kim