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[Intermedia Theater] World Citizenship ③ - Montage of the Commons

Summer Film Screenings
In the 1971 essay Global Groove and Video Common Market, the artist Nam June Paik wrote Videoland on this spaceship Earth should be accessible to anyone, mentioning the etymological connection between 'economics' and 'ecology.' Celebrating July, the month of Paik birth, this relay film screening presents three contemporary video artworks concerned with the artistic contemplation of economics on a philosophical and political level. The artists project different economic aspects of today against the backdrop of such cities as Vienna, Beijing, Athens, Berlin, Warsaw and Mumbai, which will ask whether the world view of not "you OR me" but "you AND me" Paik dreamt of remains but a dream.

■ Marysia Lewandowska(b.1955), Triple C. Editing the Century

2015. HD colour, 19:43min, Courtesy the artist

The life story of Margarete Sch?te-Lihotzky, the first 20th century female Austrian architect and activist designer, is combined with the reflections of Di Zhang, a young woman architect in Beijing, on the current economic state of China. Originally from Poland, Lewandowska attempts to establish a dialogue between ideological positions and artistic affiliations, posing questions around economic systems, publicness and communality and about the artist’s social responsibility. The soundtrack was assembled from 20th century music whose copyright expired to be shared as part of the public realm. This film was produced while the artist was in residency at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for the last couple of years.

* Commissioned by curator Maria Lind as part of the Vienna Biennale in 2015 

Stefanos Tsivopoulos(b.1973), History Zero

2013, 3-channel video installation(color, ARRI Alexa, 2k, Image 2.35:1, Dolby surround 7:1), 33min, Courtesy the artist

The film depicts the experiences of three people, with very different conceptions of the value of money; a young immigrant from Africa wanders around in the streets of Athens pushing a supermarket trolley and collecting scrap metal; a foreign artist that visits Athens seeking inspiration for a new artwork in the confusing landscape of the city; and an elderly art collector who suffers from dementia due to Alzheimer's disease and lives all alone in her museum-like house surrounded by works of contemporary art. The film's narrative explores the effect that monetary exchange can have in human relations and the political and social implications.

* First presented in the artist’s solo show at the Greek Pavilion at 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 

■ Raqs Media Collective(Jeebesh Bagchi, b.1965, Monica Narula, b.1969, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, b.1968), The Capital of Accumulation

2010, 2-synchronized video projections with sound, 50min, Courtesy the artist


An oblique narrative of the relationship between metropolises and the world in counterpoint to The Accumulation of Capital, Rosa Luxemburg's exceptional critique of global political economy, this work is a video diptych that trawls through a haunting, dreamlike landscape straddling Warsaw, Berlin and Mumbai to produce a riff on cities, capitalism and the 20th century's turbulent history: part natural history, part detective journal, part forensic analysis, part cosmopolitan urban investigation, and part philosophical dialogue. The Capital of Accumulation offers a considered and personal reflection on the remaining possibilities for radical renewal in our times.

* Raqs Media Collective - 2016 Shanghai Biennale Chief Curator  



■ Date & Time: 15:00-17:00, Friday 1st July 2016

■ Venue: Leeum Auditorium

■ Fee: 10,000 KRW (Membership FREE)

■ Contact: Dr. Seong Eun Kim (Leeum Education and Public Programs,

* If you have a query about booking for this program, please contact us at or phone 02-2014-6655.  


 Summer Special Event, ONE

Watching the films you can keep off the heat at the cool Leeum auditorium. In addition, for those who attend the screening, we will offer the Leeum gift ticket of Daypass valid for the ARTSPECTRUM period up to Sunday 7th August: five gift tickets for members and two for non-members. To visit Leeum will absolutely be one of the coolest cultural ways to spend the summer. 

 Summer Special Event, TWO

After the screening you are also invited to a small gathering called The Critics Club. Led by Prof. Ji-hoon Kim from Department of Film Studies, Chung-Ang University, The Critics Club will give you a chance to have the pleasure of verbalizing moving images. Please join in the summer evening's club if you are art-lovers and cinephiles.

- Date & Time: 17:30-19:00 Friday 1st July 2016
  We will move together to the venue of The Critics Club right after the screening.

- For: 20 persons on a first-come first-served basis
  Only those who take part in the screening are eligible. Details about how to sign up for the Critics Club, TBA.

- Moderator: Prof. Ji-hoon Kim(Chung-Ang University)
  Ji-hoon Kim is an assistant professor of cinema and media studies in the Department of Film Studies. He obtained a PhD in Cinema Studies in New York University. His publications include Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), and translations of Rosalind Krauss's A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-medium Condition (Hyunsil Book, 2016), and David Rodowick's Gilles Deleuze′s Time Machine (Greenbee, 2005). His essays on film theory, experimental film and video, art of the moving image, cinema and contemporary art, digital cinema, and experimental documentary have appeared in Screen, Film Quarterly, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Millennium Film Journal and the anthologies Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), Global Art Cinema: New Histories and Theories (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), among others. Currently he is working on his second book manuscript entitled Documentary's Expanded Fields: New Media, New Platforms, and the Documentary.





2016 Intermedia Theater "World Citizenship" Programs


23 Feb ① Memories of the Future   [More]

Sang-kyu Kim (Prof. Design, SEOULTECH), Jeroen Barendse (Studio Lust), Annelys de Vet (Studio DEVET, Sandberg Instituut), Koert van Mensvoort (Next Nature Network), Kyungwon Moon and Joonho Jeon


22 Apr ② Tune in to History    [More]

Michael Nyman (screening), Prof. Kim Jin-Ho (Prof. Music, Andong Nati'l Univ.)


01 Jul ③ Montage of the Commons  

Marysia Lewandowska (screening), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (screening), Raqs Media Collective (screening)


26 Aug ④ Migration, Living In-Between   [More]

Young-doo Jung, Sojung Jun


25 Nov ⑤ Re-lived Sound, Co-created Habitat    [More]

Upcycle Roundup - SeonHyoung Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Insook Bae, Gangil Yi, Changgyun Jung


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