Candlelight Protestival

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None of the media outlets in Korea reported on the ‘candlelight protest/festival’ that happened in Seoul on New Years’ Eve 2008, despite there being more than 100,000 people in attendance.

Political protesting is a highly risky activity in Korea. By contrast, festivals, which are typically understood to be celebrations, have minimal risk. DongWoo Kang’s multi channel video installation hints at the possibilities and the limitations of these new social movements in Korea, where extremely serious celebrations have hit the streets…

Through a combination of footage gathered from news, internet, and amateur sources, Kang’s exhibition explores the complex ways that media control and second-hand video sources mediate our current notions of protest and democracy, and our participation in the social and political systems that shape us.

Supporters: Kings ARI, Moritz Beer


DongWoo Kang

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· Dates & Times ·

Opening Night · Friday May 7 from 6:00PM

Kings ARI, Level 1, 171 King Street, Melbourne

Duration: 2 hours

Price: Free

Exhibition Times · Saturday May 8—Saturday May 29 from 12:00PM

Kings ARI, Level 1, 171 King Street, Melbourne

Duration: 12 to 6pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Price: Free