27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The geometry of the hunter
director: Soh Boram
original title: The geometry of the hunter
country: Republic of Korea (South Korea)
running time: 10 min.
synopsisThis performative lecture by Boram Soh is inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' short story, Blue Tigers. Like the Argentine writer, she explores the dynamics between hunter and prey, human and beast. Tracing the hunting practices of the era and making ten stops along the trajectory of imperial history, Soh transforms what we know into articulate geometric objects through the auxiliary of her own body.
“Soh’s research juxtaposes the mechanics of matter with abstract concepts of light and darkness, life and death, sacrifice and regeneration. She singularly interprets symbols and sign systems, translating them into hieroglyphics.” (Amanda Sarroff)
biographyBoram Soh (* 1984) is a South Korean artist who gives concrete shape to abstract concepts that govern existing power structures. An alum of Fine Arts at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, she notably received a grant for emerging artists from the Jeonju Cultural Foundation and has participated in various artist-in-residence programs in South Korea and Taiwan.
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