INTERNAL LIBRARY(2017) by Bongsu Park
single channel HD video, 13’30”
Performers: Clara Indrani, Stephanie Mcmann, Letitia Wilkinson
Musician: Amit Rai Sharma(sound), Charlie Collins(Percussion), Eun-jung Kim(Komungo)
Cinematography: Oliver Curtis
Sponsored by Arts Council Korea, The Print Room – Coronet and Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery
Internal Library was born as a performance project aimed at becoming an externalised manifestation of inner space and private thoughts made public which was then immortalised into a video work.
In an immersive setting on a theatre stage, the audience was invited to navigate through a large labyrinth-like installation formed by hanging translucent fabrics from stage’s ceiling. Upon encountering old wooden bureau at some sections and corners, individuals would be encouraged to share their innermost secrets within the installation entrusting their stories to manual typewriters perched on each of the bureau desks.
The stories were then integrated into the installation through assimilation into an audio visual display and re-expressed through the performance.
By creating her own confessional arena for people to open up and reveal their real identities, Park offered an alternative model to ruling platforms of disclosure such as social media and psycho-analytic contexts.