JAZOO YANG FOR NUART 2018
A short documentary on Berlin based Korean artist Jazzo Yang and her work for Nuart Festival 2018, Stavanger, Norway. Curated by Martyn Reed and shot by Ukrainian duo MZM Projects on behalf of Nuart Jazoo Yang is interested in the evolution of cities and the nostalgic poetry that emerges from popular neighborhoods demolished at high speed in areas of urban redevelopment. Architecture plays an important role in Yang’s artistic practice. She is perhaps best known for her Dots series, in which she covers a home set for demolition with her thumbprint. In Korea, the thumbprint – or “Jijang” – has a legal and personally binding power similar to a signature. With just a thumbprint, whole communities are turned over to destruction; people driven to bankruptcy; and just as easily, millions of dollars exchanged. The work is thus a protest against the corruption and apathy in Korea’s housing market.