Studio Ghosts, 2018

Single-Channel Video for projection  

12' 00''

 

Studio Ghosts is a single-channel video which shows two ghosts dancing in my studio. In a dreamlike state, the ghosts enter the frame in and out, interacting and dancing together. Their bodies move in slow-motion, however one ghost dances 20% slower and the other ghost 50% slower than real time suggesting that they move in different time zones, yet coexist and sense the other body. The ghosts wear white garments called Suui, which refers to the Korean traditional clothing for the deceased. A systematic use of repetition, suspension, acceleration and deceleration in the dance choreography explores temporal elasticities and thus creates propositions to transform our experiences of time.