This film pays homage to the work of Korean craftsman Kim Soo-Young, winner of the YÉOL YÉOL Award for Craftsman of the Year 2013. The intense heat required to forge his materials are juxtaposed with the harsh Korean winter landscape in which Kim Soo-Young lives and works.
Korean folk and rock singer, Hahn Dae-soo, recites an original poem written by Yoon Jiyeong that has been inspired by the footage from this film.
The music is a track called “her soft circumference” by offthesky.
Great News! The short documentary CHOA has been selected for the VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL. After the music video LONELY C and the documentary ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE NORTH, the nomination for CHOA has been Nils Clauss’ 3rd VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD to date.
The VIMEO STAFF PICK CHANNEL is the most prestigious channel to find on VIMEO. The channel is run by the VIMEO employees. They select their favorite videos on a daily basis and promote them through their website. Their channel description reads the following: “We really love videos, and these are the videos we really, really love. All of these videos have been hand picked by the real humans who work at Vimeo. We hope you enjoy them!”
CHOA is a short documentary on Choa Choi, who is a female Korean ice hockey player playing in a men’s team. Nils Clauss made this video in collaboration with Adam Hobbs for Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul.
Follow this link in order to check out this short documentary.
CHOA is a short documentary on Choa Choi, who is a female Korean ice hockey player playing in a men’s team. Nils Clauss made this video in collaboration with Adam Hobbs for Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul. The featured music is a track called “With Many Tears” by Candlegravity.
The Vision Hall Media Wall at Hyundai Motor Group University, Mabuk Campus, in South Korea has been awarded with three RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS in the categories of BEST EVENT DESIGN, BEST INTERACTIVE FILM & BEST CORPORATE FILM. All the photographs and videos supporting the award application by Hyundai Motor Group, Do Ho Suh and Universal Everything have been shot by Nils Clauss. Further images are posted here.
Vision Hall, which belongs to a human resources development centre of Hyundai Motor Group, was designed for its employees to visually experience the company’s philosophy. The hall uses state-of-the-art technology like a 3D sound system of 36 channels and a media wall (24 x 3.5 metres) to present interactive content of up to 48K resolution spread across 730 micro-tiles. The current multi- media exhibition of international artists was organised to stimulate an ongoing dialogue between the company and employees. Vision Hall and the selected artworks are meaningful, as they open up a space of dialogue and reflect on the company’s willingness to communicate.
The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. The Red Dot Design Award has more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries.
The group exhibition ARCHITEKTURBILD 1995-2011 | DER ZWEITE BLICK is shown at Fotogalerie f75 in Stuttgart, Germany, between the 5th of November and the 13th of December.
The international photography prize ARCHITEKTURBILD has been initiated in 1995 and has been awarded in 2013 for the tenth time. Therefore the anniversary exhibition THE SECOND LOOK features a selection of all the award winning series of the EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE between 1995-2011, including the URBAN NATURE series by Nils Clauss. Catalogs can be purchased in the gallery f75. For further information please check the gallery’s website.
Place: Fotogalerie f75, Filderstraße 75 (Marienplatz), 70180 Stuttgart
Opening times: Thursday and Friday, 15 – 19 pm & also by appointment
Good News! URBAN ISLAND, a documentary music video by Nils Clauss and Namhui Park, has been shortlisted among 10 finalists for the 2013 Film Grant of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. The video features the song VARÚÐ by Icelandic band SIGUR RÓS.
The story focuses on a homeless man in his forties, who has lived on the streets of Seoul for more than 8 years. He has been part of a small homeless community for the past four years, which camps out in a little park next to the train tracks of Yongsan Station. As the man strictly refuses to receive charity, he frequents the city streets each night to make a living by collecting recyclables.
In case you are interested in watching the video, feel free to follow this link.
Nils Clauss was recently invited by Nah Magazine to a weekend trip to Songsogotaek, a hanok house in Deokcheon Village, which is said to date back to 1880. The magazine article is based on an interview with Clauss and also features some photographs, which he took of the traditional architecture by night.
Nah Magazine is distributed through iPublics and can be found in all major bookshops throughout Korea.
The catalogue for Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh’s exhibition PERFECT HOME at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan), is now available for purchase through Idea Books.
This large-format book, for the most part photographed by Nils Clauss on location in Japan, does ample justice to Suh’s work, which deals with the ways we occupy and inhabit public space. His site-specific installations reflect an interest in the malleability of space, both in physical and metaphorical manifestations, addressing links between the individual, collective and anonymous. In the case of the Kanazawa exhibition in Japan, he created huge houses using transparent fabric. Full perspectives of these and other works are shown in the catalogue including written contributions by curator Hiromi Kurosawa, Yoshikazu Nango and Felicity D. Scott.
184 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, Japanese/English, ISBN 9784903205403, €70.35.
JODELEHI is a feature documentary by Swiss director Risa Chiappori. The Korean part of the film was shot by Nils Clauss in October 2013. The Swiss part will be shot by Swiss cinematographer Steff Bossert. The documentary is still in production and will be released in summer 2014.
The film focuses on a South Korean woman, who entirely integrated herself in Switzerland through yodelling. More than thirty years after she moved to Switzerland, her daughter – the director of this film - starts a mission in oder to understand her mother’s passion for and her denial of yodelling better. Throughout her journey she manages to get closer to her mom.
드디어! “오케스탈 마누버스 인더 노스” 한국 자막 버전이 나왔습니다.