Seoungho ChoUnited States
Grants Awarded2012 | Film, Video, & Photography | Cambodia
ACC provided funding to allow Mr. Cho to spend one month researching and shooting video at Angkor Wat in June 2012. With the footage and research he compiled, Mr. Cho produced a video series that has nothing but the ambience of Angkor Wat - a work not evocative of old myths nor even religion - a work that is a pure visual construction that conveys the temple's "enormous and incomprehensible energy."
A study of meditation and ritual at a Buddhist temple in South Korea. The trance-inducing chanting underscores a harmonious union of man with nature—the cycle of death and rebirth—as the woods outside the temple and the Buddha statues within shift rapidly in and out of focus.
Grantee: Seoungho Cho