Artist ········· Kyung-Mook Kim
Medium ········· Single Channel Video
Year   ········· Edited for E-merge 2019
Language ······· Korean with English subtitles

Duration ······· 9 minutes, 33 seconds


Grace Period Short: Notes for E-merge
Original 2015 film co-directed by Caroline Key
As an openly gay cultural dissident, I was denied by homophobia, institutional violence, and strong cultural chauvinism prevalent in South Korea.  In the struggle to gain my own voice, cinema was the main medium through which I could articulate the social violence that silenced me. Such efforts resulted in making films representing my friends and various groups of people disregarded and alienated from society.  What started as a search for my own identity, the process of making films has been a journey to discover socially oppressed voices and, hopefully, our freedom.