September 19, 2021
Chang Sujung

Nate Heiges welcomes Sujung Chang to talk about her videos, her childhood in Seoul, getting smuggled into an Army base and experimental film. I wasn't able to fit in a conversation about her sculptural work into the show which I regret! But there is so much here, including a 1989 version of "On Top of Spaghetti" and amazing Korean artists from the 70s to the present.

Complete playlist below; tracks in yellow were cut for time.

  1. On Top of Spaghetti, Kidsongs, 1989. Video
  2. Sonatine 1 (Act of Violence), Joe Hisaishi, 1993. Sonatine, Takeshi Kitano, 1993
  3. Story of a family where in the beautiful world, Uhuhboo Project, 2014. Bad Movie (aka Timeless, Bottomless Bad Movie), Jang Sun-woo, 1997
  4. Yegelle Tezeta, Mulatu Astatke, 1969. Broken Flowers, Jim Jarmush, 2005
  5. I'm Deranged, David Bowie, 1995. Lost Highway, David Lynch, 1997 
  6. The Last Waltz, Cho Young-Wuk, 2010. Old Boy, Park Chan-wook, 2003
  7. Spring Day Goes, Kim Yun A, 2001. One Fine Springday, Hur Jin-ho, 2001
  8. Prophecies, Philip Glass, 1982. Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, 1982
  9. Yumeji's Theme, Shigeru Umebayashi, 1991. In the Mood for Love, Wang Kar Wai, 2000
  10. "Detective Conan" Main Theme, Katsuo Ōno, 1996. Detective Conan (aka Case Closed), 1994 ~ present
  11. Dance, Byung-woo, 2009. Mother, Bong Joon-ho, 2009.
  12. Cosmic Dancer, T. Rex, 1971. Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry 2000.
  13. You and Whose Army?, Radiohead, 2001. Incendies, Denis Villeneuve, 2010.
  14. The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate), III Presto; Antonio Vivaldi, c. 1720, performed by Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Celine Sciamma, 2019.
  15. 0107 빙판과 절벽 [trans: 0107 Ice & Cliff], Uhuhboo Project, 2010. Night Fishing, PARKing CHANce, 2011.
  16. 거짓말이야 [trans: It’s a Lie], Kim Choo-ja, 1971. A secret Sunshine, Lee Chang Dong, 2007.
  17. Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39, March No.1 in D, Sir Edward Elgar, 1901, performed by Philip Ellis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Oki’s movie, Hong Sang-soo, 2005.

Chang Sujung is an artist and video editor who lives and works in New York City. Chang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US in 2014. She uses logic, or measurable, physical properties, to structure her experience as a migrant. Derived from her ongoing interest in the relationship between speed, distance, and time, her recent work centers around the theme of migration. She received a BFA from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2013 and earned an MFA from Hunter College in 2017. Chang has participated in residencies at Hercules Art Studio Program in New York City, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and Wassaic Artist Residency, New York. Chang has recently exhibited at Hesse Flatow, New York, Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, New York, Jungganjijeom, Seoul, South Korea, and Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Chang is her last name and Sujung is her first name.