The Eater

  • Author

    Soyeon Jung

  • Country

    South Korea

  • Production year


  • Type

    video / experimental video

  • Category


The Eater deals with the harvesting and consumption of experience, transforming it into personal memory. On opposing walls, a video of “the Eater” is coupled with a sequence of memory images that must literally be consumed in order to preserve them. The abstracted images resist referencing any particular event, but rather represent lived-in time as the artist moves between Korea and America. Within this piece, the act of eating of one's own memory exhibits a cannibalistic consumption that alludes to the destructive potential of memory when it becomes internalized. A sound-scape that becomes suddenly violent as “the Eater” seizes a memory in her desire to consume it and augments this feeling of unease.

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