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FLIPPING - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Jin Kyu Ahn

United States, 2014, 8 min

Shooting Format:HDV

Festival Year:2015


Crew:Producers: Jin Kyu Ahn - Screenwriters: Jin Kyu Ahn - Cinematographer: Jin Kyu Ahn - Editor: Jin Kyu Ahn - Composer: Sun Min Hwang, Jin Kyu Ahn


FLIPPING is an automatic animation (action animating) created by applying 'flipping', a traditional hand-drawn animation technique. The spectrum of a soundless collision between cuts created by a collision of two different physical properties again collides with the sound made by playing two improvised scores folded after burnt. This work has a structure with the complex relationship that two planes are oppositely located in the light and dark space, two materials exist between the two planes, and two sounds permeate between the two materials. And it stays between the life (time) and sensibility of the artist himself.


About the director

Jin Kyu Ahn, an artist, an animator, and a filmmaker is based in Los Angeles. He has been focusing on new and experimental work through combination of various medium and genre such as poem, video, installation, and performance. Jin Kyu Ahn was born in Pohang, South Korea, 1977. He has received a Master of Fine Arts in 2011 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008 from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He is currently teaching animation and film at the Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a program of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He has exhibited and screened extensively in U.S, Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Organ (2011) was officially invited by predominant film festivals such as Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio), New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans), Anthology Film Archives (New York City), Lucerne International Film Festival (Switzerland), International Digital Moving Image Festival (New York City), Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (Washington), and Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles). It has won Silver Screen Award at Nevada International Film Festival (Las Vegas). Echo (2013) was invited and screened at Online Dance film festival, DancesMadeToOrder. Flipping (2014) was screened at Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio) and Intermediations Video Art and Experimental Video Festival (Colombia), International Festival Signes de Nuit (France), Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival (Los Angeles), and Oxford Film Festival (Mississippi). He recently held a solo exhibition contained at Leigh Wen Fine Art in Chelsea, New York City (2014). His work, Contained is sponsored by Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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