AUDIOVISUAL ATTACHE – French Embassy – Seoul, South Korea
Head of the cinema, TV, digital content and new music department. In charge of the cultural relations between France and Korea. Editorial, technical, commercial, institutional and legal (IP) reports and analysis of the latest trends and innovations. Networking, strategic development, partnerships and fundraising.
Financial and communicational support of Korean events and festivals, along with invitations of French artists, creators, producers, thinkers and entrepreneurs. Content creation and production for digital communication. Curation and programming.
Event conception – art direction – programming – production – partnerships
CinéFrance, CinéClub – 2010-2015
Renewal of the mythical French cinema club “Salle Renoir” – a space dedicated to the freedom of speech under the Korean dictatorship of the 70’s and 80’s. Great Korean movie makers of today and the Korean audience were inspired by the French cinema there. Weekly screening of French films with Korean subtitles in Seoul (Art Nine Theater) and Busan (Cinematheque Busan), amounting to 52 films a year. Q&A sessions hosted after each screening.
Partnerships with Louis Quatorze, Wild Bunch, Gaumont, Art Nine, Cinematheque Busan.
“French Night” Busan International Film Festival – 2010-2015
The most festive event of the festival brings together the French delegation and Korean (as well as international) artists and professionals. It aims to celebrate cinema and to award Korean directors and actors for works connected to the French culture. The event is followed by the most popular “French Night Party” with French and Korean DJs.
Partnerships with UniFrance Films, Atout France, Alliance Française Busan, Louis Quatorze, Wild Bunch, Gaumont, Pernod Ricard.
Souvenirs From Earth – 2011
SFE is a French German TV station broadcasting artistic films, art video, photography, design, installation, performances and music 24/7. With more than 1000 artists, SFE injects art into flat screens and gives access to the avant-garde new visual cultures of the 21 century. The TV station is a spiritual heir of Nam June Paik, one of the greatest Korean artists, pioneer of video art and precursor of the use of the TV set as an art form.
Exhibitions, performances, screenings, debates and live broadcasts with guest artists, critics and philosophers during 6 months at the Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul Media Square, Nam June Paik Art Center, Platoon Kunsthalle, Gana Art Gallery.
Partnerships with the French and German Embassies, Institut Français, Goethe Institute, French German Elysée Fund, Louis Quatorze, Samsung.
Trailer : http://vimeo.com/19046001
Livestream : http://www.souvenirsfromearth.tv
Ciné-Danse – 2012
First retrospective in Korea of 70 films on the subject of dance, introducing the history of French contemporary dance from the middle of the 20th century to the present day. Daily screenings during one month, free entrance at Culture Station Seoul 284.
Digitalisation of the films and creation of an automated screening system.
Partnerships with CNC, Arte, Institut Français, Samsung Monitor, Repetto, Media Bean.
Digital Peace – 2013
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Treaty signed between France and Germany and the 60th anniversary of the cease-fire between South Korea and North Korea.
Digital Peace was an artistic season with a programme of four events from March to June 2013 in Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul. It presented peace as expressed through the broadest variety of digital art forms, approaches and expressions.
Concerts, performances, screening, conferences, workshops and clubbing brought together French, German, Korean and Japanese projects, artists, DJs, thinkers, designers, schools, institutions, labels and festivals.
Introduction of the new art of Web-Jaying (live remix of website contents with music) and software initiation workshops for Korean artists and students.
Korean premiere of the “all night long screening”, a free event in an urban camping set including breakfast.
Partnerships with the French and German Embassies, Institut Français, Goethe Institute, French German Elysée Fund, Platoon Kunsthalle, Nabi Art Center, Louis Quatorze, EADS, Samsung, Absolut, Asiance, Air France, HSK, Less n Less, Faber-Castell, Souvernirs From Earth, Below, Esteem, Eloquence Magazine.
French Club – 2014-2015
The French Club is a label that supports the new electronic music scene from France and provides digital promotion for the performances. In collaboration with Cakeshop, the edgiest venue in Seoul, with a line-up of the most creative foreign and Korean DJs and producers.
Deleuze : from A to Z – DVD (production) – 2014-2015
The Korean version of the cult eight-hour film showing the great French philosopher Gilles Deleuze doing a lecture about various topics. The Korean premiere of the screening took place in November 2014 at the DDP during the “Korea Tomorrow” exhibition.
France-Korea Year 2015 – 2016
Preparation of the exchange programme for the celebration of the 130 years of diplomatic relations between France and Korea.
Lead and management :
20th Busan International Film Festival with France as honoured guest country – October 2015
Digital Video Platform “French Cast” – culture, tourism, lifestyle, exchanges, coverage of the France Korea Year 2015 – 2016 Immersive Fashion Show, a fashion show shared between Paris and Seoul with human models and hologram rendering.
“Digital French Touch” – The best of digital art and innovation gathered in one exhibition with fablabs, makers, workshops and electronic music events. With curator Anne-Cécile Worms (CEO, ART2M).