When an event or artifact is relegated to "prehistory," it becomes decontexualized and exists in a sort of cultural waste bin. Many early sci-fi films have encountered a similar fate, and their depictions of "the future" strike us today as outdated, naive, and unintentionally humorous. In Prehistorized, these old films are reimagined and re-presented out of their original context, colliding with the gaze of the 21st-century viewer, whose cultural perspective and milieu will one day itself become outdated, naive, and humorous, perhaps even relegated to some future civilization's "prehistory."

Single or multi-channel video installation.

TRIPLET by Jared C. Balogh

  • Eugene Sun Park
  • Jared C. Balogh
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Projection Art, Video Art, Mashup
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • CIMMfest
    Chicago, IL
    April 16, 2015
    Mexico City
    November 7, 2015
    International Premiere
  • Experimental Superstars
    Novi Sad, Serbia
    December 17, 2015
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Eugene Sun Park

Eugene Sun Park is a writer, director, and producer working in narrative and experimental forms. His films have screened at festivals, micro-cinemas, and on broadcast television, including Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Korea Expat Film Festival (Seoul, Korea), Anthology Film Archives, Portland Art Museum, and on Time Warner Cable.

Eugene’s feature-length screenplay, Michael’s Story, was the winner of the Screenplay Competition at the 37th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF). He is a 2014 recipient of an Artist Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, which supported the production of Self-Deportation: The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman. His current project, a short narrative film about Japanese American WWII confinement, is funded in part by a JACS grant from the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Eugene is the founder and director of Full Spectrum Features, a Chicago-based non-profit that supports the production and distribution of alternative cinema.

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