Born Beneath (2021)


Born Beneath is an experimental music video and short film that utilizes mythological storytelling to explore hybridized Korean cultural identity. Sooun Kim uses multivalent footage and audio influenced by traditional Korean music, contemporary electronic music and rap to demonstrate the ways in which cultural imperialism, the long-term influence of the Korean War and Japanese colonial era has influenced his generation. His use of footage gathered from multiple sources shows the birth of a new cultural identity. An identity that is acquired through the process of exploring cultural hybridity, formed amidst instability.

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