Kelvin，ARMY 600,000, Single Channel Video, 17min, 2016
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park’s work: “Army:6000 “(2016) will be on display at the Busan Biennale, which opens on September 7, the work will be presented as a video installation .The project is a portrait of soldiers who serve in the mandatory military service.The relationship between the individual and the collective is rather paradoxical. The video details the intricate bodily movements and emotions of individuals who form a collective body. Unnerving images describe an individual body entangled to the collective, to show an individual body that is divisible.
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park is an artist based in Seoul, Korea, working primarily in the medium of film & video, photography, and installations. He has screened his highly acclaimed first full-length film, “Cheonggyecheon Medley”, 2010, at various international venues, including the Berlin Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Planet Doc Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Hot Docs, among others. Park’s video installation works have been shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and Daegu Art Museum, Arko Art Gallery, Opsis Art Gallery, and the 2012 Taipei Biennale. Park followed his debut up with “A Dream of Iron”, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film featuring a series of visual tableaux filmed at the Pohang Steel Company and Hyundai Shipyard, won the NETPAC Award at Berlinale and subsequently played at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the Sharjah Bienniale.
Busan biennale will be open on September 7, 2018 . the exhibition’s theme is: “Divided We Stand”. Christina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser (writer&editor) are the curators of this exhibition. the exhibition will be held in two places in Bushan: Bushan contemporary museum and former Korea bank building.