Trip to Korea

1984, 9:05 min, color, sound

Trip to Korea is Kubota's poignant account of her husband Nam June Paik's return to his native Korea after a thirty-four-year absence. In documenting his reunion with surviving family members and friends, she "writes" an intimate chapter of her video journal in which memory, history and the present collide: The Paik family must pass through a U.S. military base to reach their ancestors' graves; the family home is now part of a storefront. In translating the private to the public, Kubota confronts personal and cultural loss, and the negation and reclamation of memory and history.

Camera/Editor: With Paul Garrin.