SIPFF 2023 2023.11.02(Thu.) ~ 2023.11.08(Wed.)

Archiving Men

Korea | 2022 | 21min | Color, B&W | Experimental | K.E | 18+ | GQ | WP
Korean Dia | English Sub
RYU Ill-don


In the past, photography was a way to take pictures of others, and vice versa. It is similar today. But as smartphones started to be common, “self-cams” have been also popularized, making “localities” obsolete. Pictures printed and uploaded through media are displayed, interpreted, and put on new stories. The great Jean-François Lyotard had explained photography this way. “(.) A picture is a relationship between a fixed object and a receiver. By realigning objects through a

scope that gives them meanings, a receiver takes in images and sequences and interprets them. (...) Also a receiver realizes one’s own identity more easily while being admitted to others as well.” The Archiving Men which originated from ideas that reject this notion takes a frame narrative with a two-part story. First part is a story told from a photography, whereas the second tells how a picture gets preserved. Through this course of action, the movie questions the concepts we use as tools for interpretations such as clothes, genders, even names. It furthermore questions the narrative which includes those as well. Overall, this is a story of a fool who believes one can be preserved forever and another foolish photographer who believes that one can make this possible.

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