Multiple Artists

Frame Rate: The Margins of Dream Language

2220 Arts + Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Sunday, April 23, 2023, Doors at 12:30PM, Screening at 1PM


The Margins of Dream Language: Experimental Korean Female Filmmakers Curated by Seokyoung Yang

Co-presented by LAND, GYOPO, and LA FilmForum

When image and language are paired together, written and spoken words can reposition the image’s hierarchical role and create an opportunity for a new point of view. In this film program, Korean female filmmakers use text itself as a material—either directly burned into the film or inserted as voice over—to push cinema towards a radical location or realm, engaging with an expansive legacy of colonial power dynamics. This screening, curated by Seokyoung Yang, includes works by Eugene Mayu Kim, Heehyun Choi, Woojin Kim, Onyou Oh, and Boyoon Choi, an essay by Jae Min Lee and will be followed by a conversation between Seokyoung Yang and Jae Min Lee.

ASL interpretation will be provided.
Please note that RSVP does not guarantee entry.
Masks are kindly required.

Rei, Daddy, Liberty

Eugene Mayu Kim
Fhd, 15min.

This Isn’t What It Appears
Heehyun Choi
Super 8 to HD, 19 min.

Korean Dictation Test_You Will Have to Answer Questions You Hear
Woojin Kim
Single Channel Video
Installation, 7min

Whispers in the Water
Onyou Oh
16mm to digital, 9 Min.

How to Be an Expressive Artist
Boyoon Choi
HD, 26min.

About the Curator

Seokyoung Yang (she/they) is a filmmaker, poet, and curator dedicated to artistic experimentation. Born and raised in Korea, she investigates the correlation between language and diasporic identity. Her works have been screened at San Diego Asian Film Festival, Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, Minsheng Art Museum, and Minnesota International Film Festival. She has previously worked for the Camden International Film Festival programming team.

About the Writer

Jae Min Lee, she/her, is a writer born and raised in the busy city of Seoul in South Korea. Jae Min is an enthusiast of cinema that is created through an anti-colonist, non-male, non-white viewpoint and that challenges the status quo. She uses writing as a medium to show her appreciation for said media and further criticizes ones that continue to reinforce the colonialist status quo. Jae Min is currently in the senior year of her undergraduate studies at Smith College, majoring in sociology and film and media studies.

About LA FilmForum

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city’s longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2023 is our 48th year.


GYOPO is a collective of diasporic Korean cultural producers and arts professionals generating and sharing progressive, critical, intersectional and intergenerational discourses, community alliances, and free educational programs in Los Angeles and beyond.

Frame Rate is LAND’s screening series, presenting film, video, and moving image works in site-specific contexts. Reflecting the diverse ways contemporary artists engage with visual culture, Frame Rate allows audiences intimate access to artists’ works and creative process. Unlike conventional formats, Frame Rate invites artists to propose and present new work, works-in-progress or ideas that comprise the multifaceted influences informing their creative practice.

LAND’s 2023 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation, the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation, and The Perenchio Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture, the LA Arts Recovery Fund, Brenda Potter, the Wilhelm Family Foundation and LAND’s Nomadic Council. Special thanks to Artist Sponsors Karen Hillenburg, Liana Krupp, Abby Pucker, Stacy and John Rubeli, Ben Weyerhaeuser, and the Poncher Family Foundation.

LAND is a member of and supported by the Los Angeles Visual Arts (LAVA) Coalition

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