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Seoungho Cho

I Left My Silent House 09:30, Color, Stereo, US, 2007

Typical for Cho’s work, everything revolves around studies of human, natural and artificial movements in image and sound, in rhythm and space – about how such motions can be followed and registered from a virtually immobile camera standpoint, with the help of an editing method that ensures almost magical fade-overs. I Left My Silent House never becomes purely formal registration or analysis, due to the remarkable, sometimes spooky use of sound and music – a composition by Stephen Vitiello. The work as a whole evokes associations with the dreamy state that steals over you during a long trip – with fleeting impressions of unknown passers-by, in crowded places, on the train, in towns and cities.
(Netherlands Media Art Institute, Esma Moukhtar)