Treasure Hill Camouflage
2012, 02:00 minutes, Colour, Silent
soJin Chun’s Camouflage lightheartedly takes up the notion of assimilation through performances for video. Chun assumes various innocuous positions in the architectural and natural landscape of “Treasure Hill,” a heritage site in Taipei. In six short scenes the artist’s obscured body exposes the underlying correlation between culture, space, physicality, and belonging.
This video was conceived during a residency at the Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei, Taiwan with the Traffic Jam Collective. Being of Asian-descent, the artist had a natural camouflage on the streets of Taipei being mistaken for a local or Chinese. This inspire the idea that Chun could blend into the urban landscape of the village playing with notions of physical homogeneity among the East Asian population.
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