Limerick, Ireland

Jeamin Cha

Nameless Syndrome, 2023, Sound Garden, 2019, Almost One, 2018, + sculptural works from the Sensory Function series, 2023.

Three video works that tested possibilities and limitations of the documentary form. Nameless Syndrome, a video essay on an unidentifiable illness, explored the chasm between medical observation and patient experience. Almost One meditated on the relationship between socialisation, performativity, and truth in a children’s acting class. A third work, Sound Garden, alternated scenes of large-trees being transported, with interviews of South Korean mental health counsellors reflecting on their counselling work. In addition to the three videos works, four sculptural works – each a miniature hospital bed – were discretely installed across venues in the city. Almost One and Sound Garden were screened as part of EVA at Belltable programme on 2 September 2023 as part of the 40th EVA International opening weekend.

Jeamin Cha is a visual artist and film director, who lives in Seoul (KR). Cha has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including The 69th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (DE), Singapore Biennale (SG) and Frieze Film Festival, Seoul (KR).

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