2008, 10:53 min, color, sound, HD video

In Butterfly, Seoungho Cho pursues an associative connection between a Buddhist drumming ritual and the pulsing drum solo in Iron Butterfly's famous psychedelic rock song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida." Cho's mesmerizing documentation of the Buddhist ritual furthers the association by framing the drummer so that his movements resemble those of a butterfly beating its wings in air. The unexpected intermixing of the meditative drumming and Iron Butterfly's iconic hard rock classic adds introspective depth to a visually minimalist video.

A Video Tape by Seoungho Cho. Sound Concept/Design: Seoungho Cho. Music Excerpted From "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," Iron Butterfly Acto Records, NY, NY 1968. Video Camera Assistants: Dong Gi Seh, Song Gwang Sa. Korea. 2008. Special Thanks: Young Soo Han, Jin Gil Kim. Studio. 90125/New York/Winter 2008.


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This work is HD video and must be shown with a 16:9, HD display.
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