September 17, 2011
Video: I’m Crushing Your Head (kinda)
I find Junebum Park’s little videos totally charming. Sadly it seems the longer, better-quality ones have been pulled from YouTube, but here’s a little taste:
In his short films… June Bum Park plays around with… shifts in scale: everyday scenes such as parking a car, constructing a building, or crossing a road are animated by gigantic hands (the artist’s own), and people and objects turn into playthings of a higher power. The manipulations appear tiny, their movements seem pre-determined, and all the figures do not let themselves be distracted from their goal. Cleverly they evade the intruder’s hands and continue on their way with the determination a column of ants.