Ellie Kyungran Heo (KR/UK)
Ellie Kyungran Heo is an artist-filmmaker. She reacts to the 'ordinary' things we encounter in our daily lives and offers an alternate view. Her films combine elements of documentary and performance, exploring the subject matter in terms of conflict and intimacy. She considers the writing of Emmanuel Levinas and his phenomenological account of the 'face-to-face' within her work. In applying Levinas’s insights to the relationship between humans and other living things, she investigates how we co-exist and affect each other, and questions human-centric ideas and taxonomies of nature.
Image: Ellie Kyungran Heo, Plantarians (2018), video still.