25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A Dream of Iron
In the port city of Ulsan, fishermen once worshiped the whale as an exalted deity. Today, the port is occupied by Hyundai's steelworks and shipyards. This captivating essay shows how metal colossi are born in the mechanical bowels of factories. Shafts, beams, and cranes of superhuman size form the graceful curves of the mechanical gods of the industrial age. In his second feature film, based on a video installation, Park recontextualizes industrial production. The levitating iron masses transform into artistic and religious artifacts against a backdrop of Mahler, Tibetan songs, and the sound of whales.
"I compose films rather than edit them - to me, it's like creating a piece of music." Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
biographyKelvin Kyung Kun Park (1978) is a multimedia artist who lives and works in South Korea. He focuses on film, video, photography, and installations. His feature debut A Dream of Iron (2010) competed at many festivals. In 2018, he completed his third film Army.
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