Sixty-Five Days Old Garlic Flowers' Dream

A personification of 65 days old garlic flower is experiencing a life crisis like an aging human.

  • Hei Park
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of Tennessee of Knoxville
Director Biography - Hei Park

Hei Park is a photographer and graphic designer who was born in Inchon, South Korea. She was educated at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, where she earned a B.A. Piano and M.A. on Music Education. She moved to the United States in 1976 with her family. She earned an associate’s degree in Communications Graphics Technology from Pellissippi State Technical Community College and worked for several years at the Scripps Network’s Home and Garden TV production facility as a freelance graphics designer. She has studied with University of Tennessee photography professor Baldwin Lee and has had three solo shows of her photography, one in Korea and two in Knoxville. She has also contributed photographs to numerous group exhibitions, included Annual student competitions and “ Compound Lens” at UT’s Ewing Gallery, A1Lab juried Exhibitions, Knox Photo 2017, 2018, and 2019 at the Knoxville Emporium.
She documented Richard Jolley's “Cycle of Life” which making an installation in KMA and also published as a book. Currently study time based art at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Director Statement

The Sixty-Five days old Garlic Flower's Dream is one of School project in experimental video art. One day I found out my garlic flowers moved from the garden to a vase inside are getting old. I see my self in the flower as an immigrated aging person. According to Erik Erikson's Theory of Personality, When human reach to 65years Old they experience 8th crisis. I 'd like to convey the idea with collaborate the garlic flower images and dance movement.