Spring, summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring...

The Documentation Art video piece Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring shows the tree which is constantly being painted over on a single painting throughout the circulation of four seasons ranging from spring to summer to autumn to winter to spring.... This transforming process is imperceptible in the actual painting, but it is a real part of painting, which is expressed in the Documentation Art video as the painting’s depth.

This video is synchronized with the rhythm of Migung (The Labyrinth) by Byungki Hwang who is a Korean Gayageum musician. Gayageum is a traditional Korean zither with 12 strings. According to Hwang, Migung is an experimental Gayageum piece which expresses the life cycle of human beings from birth to death. As the change of the tree is synchronized with Migung, the distinction between the subject and the object is dissolved in anthropocosmic sensibility through the process of painting.

  • Hyeyoung Maeng
  • Hyeyoung Maeng
  • Hyeyoung Maeng
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Afrikaans, English
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Hyeyoung Maeng