Photo by Sergio Urbina
Sejin Kim works with a variety of media apparatuses, including documentary realism and cinematic language to explore various and perplexing relationships between individuals and contemporary society systems. This chronicles the anxiety and fear, loneliness and alienation, conflict and confusion, and such conditions an individual endures in trying to negotiate his/her existence and identity in a society that sustains itself by placing limitations on its members.
During my time in HIAP, I will research global movements of immigration and migration due to a variety of reasons. In Finland, I would like to track down people who have been coping with extreme weather, such as a lack of sunshine, white nights or whole darkness, which can modify the physical and mental state of human beings. I will then collect the stories of people who live under those circumstances to understand the reasons why they decide to live under them or abandon them. —Sejin