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The Seismogenic Zone

Ayoung Kim

Portrait of AYOUNG KIM. Courtesy Seoul International Women’s Film Festival. 

An oxbow lake forms when a wide bend in a river gets cut off, leaving a crescent-shaped body of water. “I feel like we’re stuck there now, that deviated stream,” remarked Ayoung Kim when I asked how she was tackling the disruptions of Covid-19. “We’re living in a fragmented temporality,” detached from the continuous flow of time as we wait for a sense of normality to resume. The Seoul-based artist has a knack for geological analogies, which in Kim’s multimedia…

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