27.09. - 27.10.2019
Opening: 27.09.2019 at 7 pm
Brigittastraße 9, 45130 Essen
Introduction speech: Jana Buch
Appointment via email

Per­for­mance link

Sin­ce 2017 Jae Pil Eun has built up machi­nes whe­re images are pro­du­ced, dis­tri­bu­ted and assem­bled. He has brought dra­wings which he drew while wat­ching movies. The­se images are frag­men­ted by moment, action or sub­ject and they are intro­du­ced in the per­for­mance with papers, stret­ched foil, or pro­jec­ted light on the skin. When the machi­ne is ope­ra­ting in the per­for­mance an audi­ence can find sto­ries given with con­cre­te nar­ra­ti­ve or fai­led one.

In the exhi­bi­ti­on ‘Riding a Swing’, he brought a bunch of dra­wings from swing riding sce­nes of ‘Balt­ha­zar’ film direc­ted by Robert Bres­son. Along with swee­the­art child­hood, two main figu­res ride a swing crossing the screen and being appeared and dis­ap­peared. To make a time­line in the per­for­mance Jae Pil Eun built black grids for images and tur­ning the sin­gle pages into a line­al film, who­se frames form a clear time­line in sequence left to the right, top to the bot­tom. Now he simu­la­tes the nar­ra­ti­ve per­for­mance with this visu­al device.

Jae Pil Eun stu­dies with John Bock and curr­ent­ly lives in Amsterdam.