Officer Tuba Meets Happy Ghost

Experimental Canada Brazil 2011 English Texts 0:05:01

SoJin Chun combines characters appropriated from two Hong Kong films and digitally rotoscopes them into contemporary Super 8 mm film footage shot in Korean neighbourhoods, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Toronto, Canada. Pulled from their Hong Kong settings, these characters are recast as Koreans, playing with western perceptions and stereotypes of Asian identity. The ruptures and continuity of culture within diasporic communities frame these figures displaced in time, space, language, and culture.


soJin Chun is a Toronto-based artist working in video and installation. Using a whimsical and humorous approach, her work examines cultural multiplicity and complexities of immigration through local narratives. Chun has participated in video screening and exhibitions internationally, including a solo exhibition at Tragaluz Digital in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain as part of Fotonoviembre, a Biennale photography festival. Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities. She is currently the Head of Education and Community Outreach at Gallery 44.