2013, 18:16 min, color, sound, HD video

Silenced is a poetic tableau of village life surrounding the Morning Calm Monastery in Luang Prabang, Laos. Cho manipulates time within fixed frames, creating stunning time-lapse landscape shots and evocative slow-motion images. The monks' vibrant robes are seen in relation to the everyday life around them -- local children, motorists, passersby. The relative motion of these interacting parts is emphasized by color, creating a visually minimal but emotionally complex portrait of a place.

A Videotape by Seoungho Cho. Thanks to: Morning Calm Monastery, Luang Prabang, Laos, 2012. Special thanks to: Mr. S., Ms. B & Residents in in Luang Prabang, Laos, 2012.


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