Experimental Animation
 
 
 
 
           
                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
These experimental animations are based on animation aesthetics with interest in creating new concept of frame, unusual progress of frames, locomotion and an optical illusion caused by frame action. A series of works 'Moving Painting' are being executed with an issue for uniting animation with fine art and now new subjects on current works are to conceive unartificial frames, connect logical units illogically and introduce dynamic locomotion into inbetweening process, etc.

 

Symptom
G
Painting is film
Soul Trace
Moving Painting by Accident 1
Moving Painting by Accident 2
Latent Sorrow
Retina Hole
Blood Paint
Hemorrhage
Hwa doo
Ceci n'est pas ceci
What's the scene in...?
enigami
The Message from Ashtar
Myuk
Lip Service
Stan Brakhage's Liberation
Oloc Boloc
Sunny Ball
untamed Line

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Symptom

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2000
Running Time: 4 min
Format: 16mm | 1.33:1 | Color | Sound
Genre: Drawing Animation

Synopsis: 1 selves, 2 self

 

 

 

 

 

Title: G

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2001
Running Time: 21 sec.
Format: 16mm | 1.33:1 | Color | Sound
Genre: Loop Animation

Synopsis: Greed is circulating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Painting is film

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2001
Running Time: 5 min 40 sec.
Format: Video | NTSC | 4:3 | Color | Sound
Genre: Kinestasis

Synopsis: Capture multiple frames from a piece of painting through a magnifying glass and make a film with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Soul Trace

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2002
Running Time:1 min 30 sec
Format: 16mm | 1.33:1 | Color | Sound
Genre: Body Painting Animation

Synopsis: Trace my soul with my body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Moving Painting by Accident 1

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2002
Running Time: 2 min 30 sec
Format: 16mm | 1.33:1 | Color | Sound
Genre: Automatism Animation

Synopsis: Motivate liquid by ‘Automatism’ to move accidentally and then unexpected traces are drawn and animated intuitively. The experiment to seek for uncultivated animating and timing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Moving Painting by Accident 2

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2003
Running Time: 5 min
Format: Video | NTSC | 4:3 | Color | Sound
Genre: Automatism Animation

Synopsis: A young soldier gets injured seriously by accident and I witness by accident the moment he is dying. Motivate liquid to move by accident and then unexpected traces are drawn and animated intuitively. The experiment to seek for uncultivated animating and timing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Latent Sorrow

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2006
Running Time: 3 min 30 sec
Format: 16mm | 1:1.33 | Color | Sound
Genre: Moving Painting

Synopsis: Moving Painting #7 to reach coexistent point where abstract and figure are equally fused.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Retina hole

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Date of Production: 2003
Running Time: 10 min
Format: Video | 4:3 | Color | No Sound
Genre: Live Action

Synopsis: Light exists for Darkness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Blood Paint

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2005
Running Time: 6 min 40 sec.
Format: 16mm | 1:1.33 | Color | Sound
Genre: Media Performance & Moving Painting

Synopsis: It abstractly describes the course of being persecuted and Jesus mental state in Jesus' point of view. It stares at western religion history in Korean artistic vision and focuses on Jesus as a human being, not the absolute being.

 

 

 

 

Title: Hemorrhage

Art by Shon Kim
Sound by Araki (Joan Saura & Anna Subirana Garcia)

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2009
Running Time: 5 min 30 sec
Format: HD | 3:2 | Color | Sound
Genre: Stop Motion

Synopsis: Abstract locomotion of thesis-antithesis in order to evolve and their struggle for synthesis.

This experiment is founded on Material Dialectic. ‘Powernever bleeds, but history does.’

 

 

 

 

Title: Hwa doo ()

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Original Sound from John Cage & Sungkong Kim
and Remixed by Shon Kim
Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2010
Running Time: 5 min
Format: HD | 16:9 | Color | Sound
Genre: Fake Animation

Synopsis: John Cage plays the violin and a Buddhist priest, Sungkong Kim, chants the Diamond Sutra with a wooden gong. In this discord, a red dot arises as a new question for meditation and wanders on the trace of kinetic strings. They all seem separate, but Eastern and Western spirits harmonize with each other at some point, as if scratch, rap and beat are remixed in the Electronic music.

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Ceci n’est pas ceci
(English Title: This is not this)

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2011
Running Time: 6 min 43 sec
Format: HD | 1152 x 720 | Color | Sound
Genre: Visual Dance
 
Synopsis:

‘What is the virtuality?’

In the situation the boundary between the actuality and the virtuality is currently being collapsed, traditional essentialism focusing on actuality is experimentally reconstituted by reversal logic based on Rene Magritte’s surrealistic painting, <Ceci n'est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe)>.

All of the frames were caught frame-by-frame from printed matters through macro lens and animated by Kinestasis. Movements and rhythms were created by camera works.

The actuality and the virtuality reflect mutually in the form of decalcomania, and benday dots, the main texture of this film, from printed matters represent mass production and uniformity which got extreme nowdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: What's the scene in…?

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: S. Korea
Year of Production: 2011
Running Time: Part 1 (18sec) / Part 2 (2min 36 sec) / Part 3 (1 min 43 sec)
Format: HD | Size Variable | Color | Sound
Genre: Interdisciplinary Art

Synopsis: What's the scene in…?

 

 

 

 

Title: enigami

Art by Shon Kim
Music by: nonneL nhoJ

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2011
Running Time: 3 min 27 sec
Format: HD | 16:9 | Color | Sound
Genre: Text Animation

Synopsis: “…elpoep eht lla enigami”

 

 

 

Title: The Message from Ashtar

Art by Shon Kim
Sound by Ashtar

Country of Production: USA / S. Korea
Year of Production: 2011
Running Time: 9 min 30 sec
Format: HD | 4:3 | Color | Sound
Genre: Text Animation
 
Synopsis: “Be still now and listen, for your chance may not come again.”

A man who calls himself "Vrillon of the Ashtar" performs illegal broadcast during the height of an evening live news.

 

 

 

 

Title: Myuk

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: S. Korea
Year of Production: 2011
Running Time: Part 1_Room (2 min 27 sec) / Part 2 _Veil (45 sec) / Part 3_Bacon (21 sec) / Part 4_Exorcism (1 min 26 sec)
Format: HD | Size Variable | Color | Sound
Genre: Interdisciplinary Art

Synopsis: Rather, Cut pig's gullet.

 

 

 

 

Title: Lip Service

Art by Lip Service
Sound by Namkuk Kim

Country of Production: S. Korea
Year of Production: 2012
Running Time: 2 min 50 sec
Format: HD | 16:9 | Color | Sound
Genre: Animation Performance

Synopsis: I will give kissing mercy on you and all of the cosmos.

 

 

 

 

Title: Stan Brakhage's Liberation

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: S. Korea
Year of Production: 2012
Running Time:Direct Film (7 min 54 sec) / Direct Video (2 hours) / Direct File (35 min)
Format: 3 Channel (16mm, VHS, MOV) | 4:3 | Color l Sound
Genre: Media installation

Synopsis: Direct film has lost the material properties, and the original form has dissolved. By finding that form again, and retrieving its original properties, I am to liberate Stan Brakhage, the symbol of Direct Film that is so smeared upon history.

This project will be recorded as the first experiment of Direct technique that has ventured into the history of media art with 'Direct File' and 'Direct Video', both of which are offered as new concepts.

 

 

 

 

Title: Oloc Boloc

Art & Sound by Shon Kim

Country of Production: S. Korea / USA
Year of Production: 2013
Running Time: 8 min 30 sec
Format: HD | 16:9 | Color | Sound
Genre: Frottage Animation  & Installation

Synopsis: Frottage Animation experiment for textured stuffs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Sunny Ball

 

* Work in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: untamed Line

 

* Work in progress