Sujin Lee

This is a story for small children. a true-life love story
HD Video, B&W, Sound

The video has three main elements: English text, Korean voice-over, and images. The written text is from the example sentences in English dictionaries. I always find those examples fascinating as they display random, surprising and poetic qualities. Their fragmentary aspects also refer to the possibilities of varied narrative context. Subtitles typically function as a translation of the spoken (original) text in films. However, the English text in this piece is the original and the spoken text (voice-over) is a translation. There are two kinds of translation: a translation from one language to another and from written text to spoken text. The B&W images were created as responses to both the English and Korean text. The three elements had equal weights in terms of creating rhythms in editing process.

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