Untitled 2006-2008

"My video, Untitled Identity, shows modes of reception and interpretation of American culture with the consequences that my Korean-American identity becomes complex. My goal is to explore my individuality as 1.5-generation Korean-American artist whose cultural heritage is distinctly ambilateral.

I borrow audio clips from culturally iconic people in America such as Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Wayne, Judy Garland, Al Pacino, Tom Hanks, Homer Simpson and others whose voices may be recognized easily to American and even international viewers. While synchronizing voices of well-known American people into the video image of my self-portrait, Korean subtitles appear in their grammatical order. This order is awkward when interpreted into the English language.

Untitled Identity shows phenomena of what American culture has colonized non-American persona whose identity becomes vague. It is about phenomenal diversity of the culture while the personality lacks its identity. The humor engages viewers in various level of banality. The banality is represented by hegemony that culturally conducts discipline over general individuals."

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All in one version from Multi-channel video installation 'Untitled' 2007-2008 by Charlie Hahn

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Part 1/3 from Multi-channel video installation 'Untitled' 2007-2008 by Charlie Hahn

Part 2/3 from Multi-channel video installation 'Untitled' 2007-2008 by Charlie Hahn

Part 1/3 from Multi-channel video installation 'Untitled' 2007-2008 by Charlie Hahn

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