Young Joo Lee
Spirit’s Chart is a short, animated documentary film and an interactive web XR experience about the lives of the remaining survivors of the South Korean comfort women. The film investigates the complexities of the social, economic, and personal circumstances the survivors were in, before and after their captivity as comfort women through the lens of magical realism.
Young Joo Lee
The lives of a young woman and a young man are intertwined and forever changed by their work at a regenerative human limb corporation. This project is intended to be a synchronized three-screen short film installation.
The setting of the film is in the near future when cell- regeneration technology is used to produce human body parts for sale. A corporation employs individuals to grow their limbs for living, similar to how a (axolotl) lizard regenerates its limb after an amputation. The film shows the parallel lives of two people working in two different production stages in the limb regeneration factory; the body part production unit and the body part disposal facility.
The left screen tells the story of Shelby, a factory worker who regenerates her limbs to be later amputated and sold as a product. Such workers are called Lizardians.
The middle screen reveals the corporation/factory.
The right screen tells the story of Caleb, another factory worker who uses defective regenerated limbs to create fine art sculptures.
Their lives change as Shelby suffers from a phantom pain from regenerating her limbs, while Caleb becomes the corporation-sponsored artist.
The three screens will be installed next to each other, immersing the viewers in the three different realities at the same time.