Please Join Us!
On March 30th, alongside the Tisch Asian Film and Media Initiative, EAS will co-host the Special Screening and Artist Talk with Soni Kum. Soni Kum is an artist who works across a variety of media, including film and video, installation, performance, writing, photography, drawing, and dance. Her recent projects include Morning Dew: A collaborative project between the artist and ex- "returnees" who defected from North Korea to Japan. We hope to see you there!
The special screening will be followed by a panel discussion with EAS Ph.D. students Eimi Tagore-Erwin, Kyle Nowak, and Professor Rebecca Jennison (Professor Emerita, Kyoto Seika University.)
About the Artist:
Soni Kum is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with various mediums such as film and video, installation, performance, writing, photography, drawing, and dance. Born and raised in Tokyo, she is a third-generation Zainichi Korean. Kum's work has been showcased globally at several art spaces and film festivals, including countries like the USA, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Philippines, China, Cuba, UK, and Myanmar. One of her recent projects is "Morning Dew," a collaboration between the artist and ex- "returnees" from North Korea who defected to Japan. This project was funded by the Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation Socially Engaged Art Support Grant.
About the Discussant:
Rebecca Jennison (Professor Emerita, Kyoto Seika University)
Rebecca Jennison has collaborated with feminist scholars and artists in Japan for several decades. With Brett de Bary, she co-edited Still Hear the Wound: Toward an Asia, Politics, and Art to Come (Cornell East Asia Series, 2015). Recent publications include "'Prayer, Memory, Revelation'—Tomiyama Taeko's Socially Engaged Art" (Annual Bulletin, Kyoto Seika University, No. 53, 2019), "Contact Zones and Liminal Spaces in Okinawan and Zainichi Contemporary Art" (Amerasia Journal, 6, 2020), "Reimagining Islands: Notes on Selected Works by Oh Haji, Soni Kum, and Yamashiro Chikako（Asian Diaspora Visual Cultures in the Americas, 6.1-2, 2020), "Performance Memory and Affect in Yamashiro Chikako's Mud Man" in The Cold War and Visual Culture in Asia (Routledge, New York, 2021), and "Transnational Dialogues and Contemporary Art in Japan: 'Missing Pieces' in Routledge Handbook of Asian Transnationalism (Routledge, 2023).
RSVP required by 3 pm on 3/30
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