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helen hyunkyung park: The Wheel of Dreams and Prayers, China/Korea

This piece is a visual exploration of the various ways we use prayer to connect to or transcend the moment and to honor our dead.

 

4 min | Mini DV | Color | Sound 

 

Utilizing footage from a Buddhist temple in China and a Catholic memorial service for my grandmother in Korea, this piece is a visual exploration of the various ways we use prayer to connect to or transcend the moment and to honor our dead. As a visual and symbolic anchor, I focus on the particular movements of prayer, specifically in the motion of the bow. The selection and treatment of the images, as well as the construction of the sound score are the means by which I trace the ephemeral and find how digital video can transmit the spiritual experience.

 

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