Park Chan-kyong (b. 1965) is an artist and filmmaker from South Korea. He has a brilliant piece of writing in the current e-flux online journal that appears in English thanks to the translation skills of Doryun Chong, currently curator at MOMA.
It seems to me that there are moments in his writing that can be applied to Jaye Rhee’s work and how it functions – especially when Mr. Park writes ” I like superstitions that touch upon the unconscious of religions.” And also his closing thoughts:
Yet I am attracted to the fact that this undeniable absence still gives us a shock. This is an encounter with something. It is not an encounter with a reality that is assumed to be there, and that can be revealed merely by overcoming “false consciousness.” Rather, it is an encounter with the violence accompanying the strange absence of a reality that is presumed to be there.