Two films - 'EQUIPOISE' (Screening 2) and 'WHERERUFROM' (Screening 3) - deal with 'double' elements. i.e.Two for the price of one!
The Film: Equipoise is my graduation film about positiveness, negativity and the opposite but complementary relationship between them. The spirit of the film is how they work together to reach the harmony and balance to react to stimulation, instead of judging the dominance or tendency of the two forces.
The Director: Gung-Kai Koo is from Taipei, Taiwan. He has been working on motion design at Rochester Institute of Technology since 2013. With a huge passion of cartoon, 2D, photography and vintage games, he is also a collector of children books and toys.
The Film: WhereRUFrom(2016) is a self-portrait of the artist’s origins, her true beginning. Curiosity about childbirth and chromosomal sex determination inspired the project’s narrative. Consider that a man has two distinct chromosomes: X and Y, while a woman has 2 chromosomes that are the same: X and X. Imagine a race then between the X and Y chromosomes. Whoever gets to the egg first decides the child’s sex!
The Director: JUNGHYUN (Bella) PARK was born and educated in Korea getting her BA from Korea National University of Arts (2014). She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Computer Art (NYC, 2016). She has worked with directors, designers and animators on projects that include: commercials for ESPN, TCM, and Fat guys, animations for MTV2's Wild'N OUT, and KBS's documentary on President Rhee. She expresses her personal artistic visions through her imaginative animations.