I didn’t make it to Venice in 2015, so I managed to miss Sleepers in Venice, a group show of Korean artists curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim. Fortunately, she producted a documentary of the whole thing, which you can catch at the London International Filmmaker Festival this month. Be there.
Sleepers in Venice
Directed & Edited by: Steve M. Choe (2018, 83min)
Artists: Jia Chang, Hyunjoon E, Deokyeoung Gim, Eemyun Kang, Woody Kim, Hyeyoung Ku, MR36 (Moz Kim & Ryoni) and Mark Wallinger
Musicians: ADOY, LiL.E (Yunjoung Lee), Dguru, Drawnsword, Elsa + Han
Curated & Produced by: Stephanie Seungmin Kim
Screening time: 6:40pm, 19 February 2019
London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema | Novotel London West | 1 Shortlands | Hammersmith | London W6 8DR (Screening Room 4)
The documentary film “Sleepers in Venice” is a making film of an exhibition with the same title ‘Sleepers in Venice exhibition’ that was hosted by ISKAI Contemporary Art with nine artists during the 2015 Venice Biennale Press month.
Inspired by Turner prize winning artist Mark Wallinger’s work Sleeper and the novel Death in Venice, the film charts the preparations in and outside Venice as well as three years after the exhibition.
The art director and the executive producer Stephanie Seungmin Kim is an independent curator living in London and wanted to produce a film about what it means to be a contemporary artist in this globalised art world.
The director of the film Steve M. Choe is a renowned film editor, and together with the exciting documentary team that stayed with artists in Venice for ten days and nights, the film explores Venice, the ideal destination that seems to haunt artists of all times.
Stephanie Seungmin Kim produced an original soundtrack (OST) album for this film working with talented musicians. The album can be found in Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube.
So far the film has been invited to various international film festivals in 2019.
London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema (nominated as the Best Director for Doc)
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Falcon International Film Festival
Miami International Film Festival
Rome Cinema DOC
Official Selection and Semifinalist:
Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.