Sujin Lee

HD Video, Color, Sound

The video features various images of Kolomna along with fragments of texts in English and Russian. The Russian-English and English-Russian texts are a record of translations done in Google Translate during actual conversations. They represent the speakers' awareness of the possible failure of language as well as their mutual efforts to communicate with each other. The audio is the artist copying the text of Moscow-Petushki by Benedict Erofeev, making reference to the history and culture of the city, Kolomna. ephemeras addresses both the physicality and ephemerality of the act of speaking and writing.

ephemeras with Korean subtitles (excerpt) from Sujin Lee on Vimeo.

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