Unrendered, Media Offline

2009, 7:42 min, color, sound, HD video

In this video, Cho conjures a frightening world of humans engulfed by electronic lights and flares. At first, the silhouettes of men and women passing in front of an electronic billboard are inter-cut with flashes of neon signs and the glowing filament of a light bulb. The rapid-fire editing and Cho's accompanying soundtrack portends an ominous progression. The silhouettes give way to a solitary figure, standing at the edge of a raging bonfire. This image is suddenly interrupted by a written warning: "Media Offline. Unrendered," drawing out the darker suggestions of this rote editing software message, to comment on the precarious human dependence on technology.

Sound Concept and Design: Seoungho Cho. Special Thanks: Dong Gi Seo.


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