Yellow Fever (2019)


Yellow Fever is a short film that tells intersecting stories: that of Korean independence activists from historical record, the biography of Kim’s grandfather, and Kim's personal story, intertwined to create a new hybrid fiction by reconstructing subject and historical background via the mode of music video making. As a Korean artist, Kim digs into his national, cultural, and ethnic roots before addressing the pre-birth of hybridity and post-colonialism. This process is explored through various types of moving images with minimal sound. The film conveys a strong message of independence from “unconscious colonisation,” represented here by a silent fever, filled with both anxiety and calm.

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