THE HITCH


The Hitch is a looped performance video, shot in Yeouido, the business district of Seoul. A man walking in the street is continuously being struck down without resistance by another performer, who practices Hapkido. The video´s repetitive and unspectacular staging, frustrating the viewer´s climax expectations, is an ironic contradiction to the traditionally heroic businessman and martial artist characters. With the kind help of Sangmukwan International training Center Ko Se-Hwang and Kim Chan Su.

The Hitch, 2012,

Video HDV, looped 29:08min

Camera: Michael Harvey

 

Extract fromThe Hitch, 2012,

 

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