Korean Tape for Home

1989, 14 min, color, sound

In Korean Tape For Home, two channels of video are seen simultaneously on one screen. On one channel, a woman, alone in an apartment, walks back and forth, adjusting a single light. The adjacent channel shows exterior scenes of Korean street life, shot from an overhead window. Metaphorically conjoined, these contrasting times and cultures suggest inner and external realities, memory and actuality. Writes Hackenberg: "The interaction between the architectural landscape and figure serves as a metaphor for the integration of the physical with the psychological. The lamp/light which accompanies and interacts with the figure exemplifies the poetic presence in an electrical field that promises movement/activity, creating light and vision."

Producer/Camera/Editor: Sigrid Hackenberg. CMX Editors: Rick Feist, Joe Klotz.