28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Youjin Moon
original title: Arcalis
country: United States
year: 2022
running time: 12 min.


What was a part becomes a whole, the deep becomes the surface, the organic becomes the digital. Through her masterful work with layers of image, collage composition and sound, the director creates transient stabilisations of space that she then questions. Even so, her film ultimately appears to be the result of very precise observations of the rhythms and forms of animate and inanimate nature.

"I create a painterly, cinematic canvas where textures intertwine and collide on the screen. The process of layering allows me to weave different times and spaces together, transforming the familiar into a new perspective." – Youjin Moon


South Korean artist Youjin Moon (born 1985) works with abstract painting and drawing, light installations and experimental film. Her works are characterized by exploration and discovery of the unknown universe. She works at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Ji.hlava IDFF revealed her to European audiences and presented her films Callisto (2014), io (2015) and Laomedeia (2020).

more about film

director: Youjin Moon
producer: Youjin Moon
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
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