Candlelight Protestival

Political protesting is a highly risky activity in Korea. By contrast, festivals, which are typically understood to be celebrations, have minimal risk. DongWoo Kang’s multi channel video installation hints at the possibilities and the limitations of these new social movements in Korea, where extremely serious celebrations have hit the streets…

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 08 May 2010 to Saturday 29 May 2010
Launch Friday 07 May 2010, 6:00PM

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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None of the media outlets in Korea reported on the ‘candlelight protest/festival’ that happened in Seoul on New Years’ Eve 2008, despite there being more than 100,000 people in attendance.

Through a combination of footage gathered from news, internet, and amateur sources, Kang’s exhibition explores the complex ways that media control and second-hand video sources mediate our current notions of protest and democracy, and our participation in the social and political systems that shape us.

Supporters: Kings ARI, Mortiz

Kings ARI
Level 1, 171 King Street, Melbourne
Duration: 12 to 6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Price: Free