All posts tagged: minu jun

Onionskin

A photo series by Minu Jun. Minu Speaks: The series explores the intersection between artifice and the natural, and how I found the definition of the two super arbitrary. Fruit is considered natural and clothes are considered manufactured, even though both are heavily processed. I wanted to compound these two layers into a single image and present it as one world, because that’s kind of how I see it. Also, the series looks at our obsession with printing things that are considered natural and the human figure as a representation of naturally, something natural, or something fake.   Somi responds to Minu’s ideas: Each image in this series questions the supposed purity of nature and the human form. The series toys with the idea of “natural” by  decimating things we associate with it. An onion in pieces, a cloud of dismembered penises caught in tangled branches… These dissections are mixed with still life photos, depicting scenes that range from clean to hectic. The cleaner sets have a sense of symmetry and deliberation. The wig hung in a net, for example. …

ID Chamber by Minu Jun

Minu Jun’s latest film, ID Chamber. Commentary from sister Somi Jun: Minu asked me to write this commentary, maybe to give an outside perspective on what the film is about, or maybe because he has done several Tunnel pieces before and was not down for another interview (see more of Minu’s work here: Minu on Tunnel) I watched Minu work on this film for over 3 months. He spent about $300 producing it, a remarkably small sum for a 9 minute film, but relatively high compared to Minu’s other works. He creates unforgettable films that are fleshy, colorful, disgusting, beautiful, visceral, from a budget of almost nothing, because he makes it all himself. The masks, the giant genitalia, the corn syrup blood, the robe of dismembered stuffed animals– Minu spent late nights and weekends making it all by hand. It’s not always easy to live with, and it’s never easy to work with (especially for the actors), but somehow, he pulls all these pieces together to create something crazy like ID Chamber. And when this happens (it almost always does), part of me …