NOH-CHIM (missing)

NOH-CHIM (missing)

The video work missing (2006) is a performative autobiographical piece which is related to the Missing Persons Project and addresses the problematic transmissions in another language and the rupture between yearning and reality. An American artist returns to Seoul, Korea where she was born and abandoned as a child. Interlaced with various art performances and interventions, text from her adoption documents, and national television search for her birth family, the video investigates the process by which the artist was adopted, which was pointedly motivated by Christian saviour ideals. Through a self-reflexive video “documentary” and in vulnerable performances, she struggles with issues of belonging and transnational identity.

Screening/Exhibitions/Presentations
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery NY, Donghwa Cultural Foundation, Adopted Korean Networking with Art and Film, curated by Soo Jung Hyun, 2016
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Losing Yourself in the 21st Century curated by Cathy Byrd, Jillian Hernandez & Susan Richmond, 2010
Visual Studies Conference, UC-Irvine, CA, Birth/Day: Origins, Temporality, Hybridity, curated by Eric Morrill, 2009
Georgia State University, Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, Atlanta, GA, curated by Cathy Byrd, Jillian Hernandez & Susan Richmond, 2009
Trans-cultural Adoptee Short Films and Panel, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Australia, 2009
LA><ART, Monster Mongers and Other Strange Satellites, Los Angeles, CA, 2009
University Gallery, 86 Everybody!, MFA3, Irvine, CA, 2009
California State Long Beach, GLAMFA exhibition & screening, Long Beach, CA, USA, juried, 2009
9th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington DC, 2008
Asian Adoptee Film Festival, Honolulu, HI, curated by Film Selection Committee, Korean Adoptees of Hawaii, 2008
Kyunghee Museum of Art, 입양인& 이방인: Visions From the Periphery Seoul, Korea, curated by Kim Stoker and Tae Young Ho, 2007
12th Annual Canarias Mediafest, film festival selection, Cran Canaria, Spain, 2006