Horizontal Silence

2003, 8:31 min, color and b&w, sound

With its stationary camera shots, tight focus, and almost uniformly black and white images, Seoungho Cho's Horizontal Silence is an experiment in minimalist limitation. A window-like aperture, created by severe digital cropping, fragments all that the lens observes, bodies and architecture alike, lending the images of streetlife and cityscapes the air of surveillance footage. The elegance of the work's understatement is only heightened by the brief moments when it blossoms into color and noise.

Camera Assistant: Daesung Suk (Bangkok). Sound Design: Seoungho Cho. Producer: Namsik Kim