놓침 (missing), HD, single channel video, 2006


In 2005, an American artist returns to Seoul, South Korea where she was born and given up for adoption almost 30 years ago. Interlaced with various art performances and interventions, text from her adoption documents, and national television search for her birth family, the video investigates the process by which the artist was adopted, which was pointedly motivated by Christian savior mentality. Through a self-reflexive video “documentary” and in vulnerable performances, she struggles with issues of belonging and transnational identity. MISSING is a performative autobiographical piece which addresses the problematic transmissions in another language and the rupture between yearning and reality.