DENMARK, KOREA, JAPAN / 2005 / Danish, English, Korean / Color / Video / 29 min
Director, Script, Photography, Editing, Sound, Producer, Source: Jane Jin Kaisen
Primarily based on Hans Christian Andersen’s A Journey on Foot from Holmen’s Canal to the East Point of Amager, Kaisen rearticulates and untangles Andersen’s words in Asia. Through contrasting encounters with her biological parents and a twin brother on the island of Jeju, she examines the meaning of cultural identity and reflects on feelings of loss, amnesia, and cultural in-betweeness.
Jane Jin Kaisen
Born in 1980 in Korea, Kaisen is a visual artist working with video, performance, and installation. She was adopted from Korea to Denmark and is currently based in Los Angeles. She received her education from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York, and at UCLA. Her work is invested in understanding the complex intersections of race, class, and gender from a postcolonial and feminist perspective. She has performed, screened, and exhibited her work throughout the world.