27 – 28 November 2021
LUX and the London Korean Film Festival present an online screening of Island (2015) by Ellie Kyungran Heo to coincide with her solo exhibition Plantarians (2017-2020).
A fragmentary portrait of a small island located at the southernmost point of South Korea, Island follows the everyday lives of residents marked by solitude unless interrupted by waves of tourists. At the centre is a mysterious white stray dog that drifts through fluctuating atmospheres and weaves disparate realities, drawing a psychogeographical map of an island as a site of departure and arrival, isolation and connection. Island resists closure and encourages us to pay continued attention to lives beyond the screen, full of unexplained incidents and unresolved tensions.
Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians (2017-2020) is on view from 6 November to 11 December 2021 at LUX.