Semelparous Nights (United Kingdom, 2017)

Created by SOOJIN CHANG & JACK EVERETT

Screening at The Anarchist Arts Festival, Judson Church, May 12, 2017

Noonday Demon (South Korea, 2015)

In the 4th century A.D., Saint John Cassian coined sadness induced by boredom as the Eighth Capital Sin. In Noonday Demon, a monk discovers boredom for her first time.

Created by SOOJIN CHANG & SOPHIE MERRISON-THIEME

Sound Design by WILL BERMAN

Screening at FILMIDEO 2015

 

HOME (2016) addresses cultural anxieties as absorbed by a displaced agoraphobe. Shot in Busan, Jeju, and Ainoshima Island.

Created by SOOJIN CHANG & JOSEPH PANCUCCI-SIMPSON

Screening at The Linda Mary Montano Art/Life Institute, December 19, 2015 

 

 

Mare Nubium (Iceland, 2015)

Created by SOOJIN CHANG & SOPHIE MERRISON-THIEME

Original score by N. RAY aka ECCE HOMO

Wardrobe by DAVID MICHAEL HERSHBERGER

Installation at Microscope Gallery, Cure the Night. June 15, 2015 

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I find myself on this rock, wavering in and out of consciousness. My physical body is but an imprint on the other side. My toes grip on to the stone below yet I am reminded of the ocean that birthed me. 

This birth was violent. As the air hit my lungs, the seams of time and space ruptured beneath me. 

How did I get here?

I merged into the ecstasy of arrival. It’s tempting for the joy of discovery to spiral onto itself, for demons to grow within. 

Yet here, my demons fade as shadows. I am mesmerized by my new reality. 

I am no longer in the corner of the frame. This trance is a conscious one, a glowing whirlwind. The beauty of the world by my own design. 

In my waking sleep, I am drawn by the light that leads me. Step by step, I break out of the circle. 

Who I am begins and ends as I am walking. The nearness of time does not weigh me down. I find myself on this rock. Though I am present, I feel the wind before me.

I find myself on this rock, wavering in and out of consciousness. My physical body is but an imprint on the other side. My toes grip on to the stone below yet I am reminded of the ocean that birthed me. 

 

Roman du Thym (United States, 2015)

Anxiety in New York City.

Created by SOOJIN CHANG & SOPHIE MERRISON-THIEME

Original Score by ALEX GATES

Installation at The Linda Mary Montano Art/Life Institute, Home. December 19, 2015.

 

Shilpa Ray - "Burning Bride"

Video by Soojin Chang & Joseph Pancucci-Simpson

Costumes by Elisabetta Pancucci

Web Premiere on Interview Magazine, 2015

Video Projection at Pioneer Works, Psychic TV, Haribo, Shilpa Ray, Wetware. October 3, 2015.