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