금천예술공장 10기 해외입주작가인 알리사 버거(Alisa Berger)는 독일을 기반으로 하여 영상과 미디어 작업을 합니다. 이번 성과전시 개인전에서 선보이는 신작 K-SARAM 프로젝트는 러시아 남서부에 있는 로스토프나도누 도시에 거주하고 있는 알리사의 고려인 가족들과 그 지역사회에 대한 실험적인 다큐픽션입니다. 이 영화는 돌아가신 할아버지를 위한 추모 의식인 ‘제사’를 중심으로 5개의 다른 나라에 거주 중인 한국계 가족들이 러시아에서 만나 그들만의 방식으로 할아버지에 대한 존경과 사랑을 보여줍니다. 또한, 이번 전시에서는 그의 이전 작품 중 가족역사와 이민에 관한 내용을 은유적으로 풀어낸 <Three Borders>도 상영될 예정입니다.
K-SARAM solo exhibition at Geumcheon Art Space is a display of three prior works and a work-in-progress by Alisa Berger.
The project „K-SARAM“ is an experimental docu-fiction on the Koryo-saram community in Rostov-on-Don, a southern russian city, and the hometown of my korean family and their community. The film is centered around a memorial mourning ritual „Jesa" 제사 for my passed away grandfather: Korean family members from five different countries meet in Russia to show their respect and love to our grandfather. The performance of the ritual shows roots of korean tradition but also displays an interesting transformation it came though: A combination of multicultural heritage and atmosphere. At the same time the film is centered around a second event that took place at the same time: The thanksgiving celebration „Chuseok“, which displays even more the nostalgia of ethnic koreans, which is mixed with an identity crisis caused by a through two generations rooted homeland love to Russia. This special homeland love offers another insight into soviet history and post-soviet thinking. The work is centered around stereotypes of nationalities, the history of korean diaspora, the wish of the Koryo-saram of a unification of South and North and displays of collective memory, using the technique of anecdotes and reenactment. The fictional part is centered around South Korean ghost stories and the real appearance of the ghosts of migrants whose transformation was not succeeded.
The title refers to the today very popular K-export-products like K-Drama, K-Pop, etc. and to the name that the Soviet-Korean diaspora uses instead of the South-Korean term itself "Koryo-In".
Additionally her past video work „Three Borders“ will be shown, which also deals with family history and migration as an existential metaphor. Three Borders is a 55 minute long found footage film reminiscent of Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962). It consists of family photos of the artist and of other anonymous found photos. In the style of Magic Realism the video narrates anecdotes of from the families of Alisa Berger’s Jewish father and her North Korean mother. The work was commissioned by Goethe Institute Moscow for the 2017-2019 traveling exhibition „Die Grenze“ and is since 2019 distributed by CFMDC - Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.
Additionally Alisa will present a recent video- and performance work that she realized in her ongoing duo-collective BERGERNISSEN with Lena Ditte Nissen. The video „Awakening: Destruction“ became part of „DonginDongin linked 동인동인東仁同人“ group exhibition for which the organizers exclusively translated the subtitles into Korean. The video consists of an allegorical healing procedure: through an incident forbidden, contaminated by PCB, destroyed art objects from the studio of BERGERNISSEN are presented within a ritualistic performance.
Alisa Berger is a media artist and filmmaker, born 1987 in Makhachkala (Republic of Dagestan, Russia) and raised in Lviv (Ukraine) and Essen (Germany), currently lives and works in Cologne (Germany). Alisa studied film and fine arts at Academy of Media Art Cologne (KHM) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá. Since 2011 she is also part of duo-collective BERGERNISSEN with Lena Ditte Nissen. She was the recipient of the Best Film Award for New Directors at Int. Film Festival Uruguay and the Screenplay Award of H.W. Geißendörfer. Her work has been exhibited at BACC - Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (bergernissen), MMOMA Moscow, Anthology Film Archives NY, CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, European Media Art Festival (bergernissen), Videonale Bonn (bergernissen), Dovzhenko Film Centre, KAI10 Arthena Foundation (bergernissen), KINDL - Centre for Contemporary Art, NCCA - Ural National Centre of Contemporary Art, Armenian Art Fair, HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund.
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