Wednesday 6 December

Opening h 18
What happens when the magnificent horse woman arrives in Korea’s patriarchal society?

On show are the originals of I AM A HORSE (나는 말이다), the latest film by South Korean experimental director Chaerin Im.

The film tells an imaginative story of women born with half the body of a horse and a tiger. These vagabond women are too fierce and free to live up to their role as daughter, wife and mother in patriarchal society. The story is inspired by the Korean birth dreams, Tae-mong (태몽), of her mother when she was pregnant with her and her twin sister.

The frames on display are handmade, mixing Korean ink brush, home lithography, straight ahead animation and stop motion photography.

Original boards of I AM A HORSE (나는 말이다) by Chaerin Im (2022)
By Mixed Technique
6 to 10 December 2023
Parsec, via del Porto 48 c/d, Bologna

Opening, in the presence of the author, on 6 December 2023 at 6 pm
From 7 to 10 December the exhibition will be open from 4 to 8 p.m.

The film has been selected in the most prestigious international festivals such as Film Festival Rotterdam in Holland, Busan Short Film Festival in Korea, Ottawa Animation Festival in Canada, POFF in Estonia, Minikino Film Week, Primanima in Hungary , Animateka in Slovenia, and many others.

Chaerin Im is a South Korean director who has made experimental animation her language of choice. Her films question the power relationship between genders, through South Korean myths and traditions, to arrive at a questioning of patriarchal society and sexual imagery.

Chaerin carries out a unique research on visual language that sees the contamination of the most disparate techniques: from traditional ones such as the Korean brush or cyanotype, through artisanal techniques such as ‘kitchen printing’, a home printing technique made with the use of aluminium foil and Coca Cola, to digital techniques such as 3D modelling.
With her unique and disruptive films, Chaerin has made her way into a predominantly male-dominated world and her films are now screened at all the world’s biggest festivals.

The exhibition is part of a series of three events dedicated to the experimental filmmaker and animator Chaerin Im and South Korean animation. All events are FREE.

Tuesday 5 December at 8 pm
Carte Blanche to Chaerin Im
Screening of Chaerin Im’s shorts and a selection of South Korean animation shorts.
Cinema Lumière
, via Azzo Gardino 68, Bologna

Saturday 9 December from 10 am to 5 pm
with Chaerin Im

In collaboration with ATELIER TATANKA
Le Serre dei Giardini Margherita, via Castiglione 134, Bologna