By DoAn Forest
This video concept was born when I bought a 6-DVD of Korean pop music videos. In almost all these videos, it seems that someone meets a tragic end — it could be a disease, a crash, a suicide, a gunshot wound, or just of heartbreak. Living in Korea for a long time, I find this tragic appetite of their pop culture to be almost tragicomic.
The video was cut to a song, “Auralgraphx: Bracka,” which was a collaboration between Jet Echo (myspace.com/jetecho) and MakBak (myspace.com/makbak) … two bands who lived in Seoul in the mid 2000s.
DoAn Forest is a film maker based in BC, Canada and sometimes Seoul, Korea. His works include experiments in motion graphics, music videos, short documentaries, and live visual performances. View his works online at: www.doanforest.com.