Park Jooyeon’s video Third Person Dialogue blurs the boundaries between the artist and the viewer. In the work a man, originally from Busan, makes a series of calls on his mobile phone. Brought into the conversation, the viewer becomes aware of the man’s background and impending travels. Through these phone calls, the artist abstracts concrete memories of Busan and Seoul. Third Person Dialogue’s main character also alludes to an anonymous foreign place where he plans to go. The viewer is left to rearrange the information just heard according to existing cultural and conventional hierarchies. Park thus experiments with a new kind of narrative by establishing a unique basis for conversations amongst its characters.


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Artist
Jooyeon Park, Korean, born 1972
Title
Third Person Dialogue
Date
2006
Medium
Single channel video
Dimensions
Duration: 9 min. 53 sec.
Credit Line

Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund

Current Location
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Accession Number
2007.1283
Classification
Film & Video
Provenance

Research ongoing