Kim Heecheon

  • Artist
  • Architect
  • Filmmaker

Kim Heecheon (KR, 1989), is trained as an architect, but has during the last few years worked on several film projects, in which he mashes up found and filmed footage with semi animated elements. The video Sleigh Ride Chill, continuing from the artist’s 2015 trilogy, represents the contemporary city of Seoul, its inhabitants, and the investigation of their world. Three different stories crisscross and chase one another while the camera navigates downtown Seoul. These intertwined stories reveal an aspect of contemporary Korean society. The video also suggests familiar digital technologies such as VR or Face Swap and interface applications as a useful instrument for understanding Korea.