Empathic Audition Single-channel video with sound, 7:20" 2017

Empathic Audition
Single-channel video with sound, 7:20"
2017

Empathic Audition

Directed by JAEWOOK LEE

Cast

Female: MICHELLE VEINTIMILLA

Male: BRIAN MULLER

Solider: ANDREW O’LAUGHLIN 

 

Empathic Audition (2017) revisits the historical letter written by Lee Woo Geun, a South Korean student soldier during the Korean War. The letter was written a day before he was killed by the North Korean Troops. The Letter, which was meant to  be sent to his mother, was discovered on his corpse. American actor Brian Muller and actress Michelle Veintimilla read the letter with empathy as if they were the student soldier. While the actor and the actress read the letter, a scene of a guy shooting images of the Korean War on smoke is intermittently played. The images contain bomb drops by the U.S. Army during the war. 

The footages were originally filmed in 2011 and 2013, and re-edited in 2017.