놓침 (missing) (2005)

video stills, 놓침 NOH-CHIM (missing), 2005, single channel video, HD video, color, sound, 4:3, 7:50

NOH-CHIM (missing) is a performative autobiographical piece which is related to the Missing Persons Project and addresses the problematic transmissions in another language and the rupture between yearning and reality. An US American artist returns to Seoul, South Korea where she was born and allegedly  abandoned as a child. 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 saviour ideals. Through a self-reflexive video “documentary” and in vulnerable performances, she struggles with issues of belonging and transnational identity. Visit KINO to watch.