BIKINI WORDS at Green Film Festival in Seoul

Posted on May 19, 2017

As the winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2016 and the 2016 Lift-Off Season Awards, BIKINI WORDS continues it’s journey and will be presented as part of the SUSTAINABLE LIFE section at the 14th Edition of the GREEN FILM FESTIVAL IN SEOUL (GFFIS) between May 18-24, 2017.

GFFIS is a film festival to seek the co-existence between humans and the environment through cinema. The 2017 edition of the GFFIS presents 51 green films from 24 countries at the festival’s venues consisting of Ewha Woman’s University ECC Arthouse MOMO and Samsung Hall.

The SUSTAINABLE LIFE section “showcases works that explore sustainable and alternative lifestyles. The public will have the opportunity to meet films of various themes which include eating healthy, well-being, well- dying, slow life and alternative architecture. This section has the largest line-up this year whereby a total of 18 animation, experimental, fiction and documentary films dealing with subjects such as extinction, alternative agriculture, the value of labor, and the fatal nature of toxic chemicals will be screened.” – (GFFIS Festival Catalogue)

BIKINI WORDS plays in a combined film program together with MICHELLE LATIMER‘s feature documentary RISE: RED POWER at Ewha Womans University ECC Arthouse MOMO 2 (MM2) on Thursday May 18th at 13:30 and on Saturday May 20th at 17:00. The Saturday screening will conclude with a guest talk right after the combined screening.

RISE: RED POWER delves into the evolution of the Red Power Movement. Using today’s unprecedented occupation at Standing Rock as a jumping off point, RISE: Red Power tracks past indigenous resistance into the present. 4,500 strong and growing, the Standing Rock protestagainst the Dakota Access Pipeline is the largest Indigenous resistance movement in generations. Indigenous youth from all over North America are taking part in re-writing history. These are a generation of people who grew up hearing their parent’s stories of occupation-from Wounded Knee to Alcatraz-but are fighting this battle 21st century style. Young women and two spirited youth lead the charge and technology is imperative.” – (GFFIS Festival Catalogue)

BIKINI WORDS focuses on new vocabulary, which evolved amongst factory workers during the rapid industrialisation of South Korea throughout the 1970s and 1980s in order to put names to the radically new aspects of their urbanised lives.

Arthouse MOMO, ECC Gate 3, Ewha Woman’s University, 311-1 Daehyeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu (서대문구 대현동 11-1 이화여자대학교 ECC Gate 3); +82 2 363 5333


Posted on Jun 19, 2014


A big shout out for Art Center Nabi for setting up a memorable event! Nabi’s “7th encounter” titled “Gol, Alleys and Cities” with Robert Fouser and Nils Clauss was held on the rooftop of SK Building on the 36th floor last Thursday. With nearly 200 people participating, the interest in the talk was tremendous. Thanks a lot to the head of the creative team, curator Jaewon Choi, and also Yoonseo Kim for their great support and ideas for making this a very special night.

(Photo: 이상주)


Posted on Jun 9, 2014


With the kind support of ART CENTER NABI Nils Clauss is invited to present some of his recent photography and video work in a talk. The lecture will be open to public and takes place at ART CENTER NABI on Thursday, 2014.06.12 at 7:30pm on the 36th floor of SK Building. Attendees are requested to gather at ART CENTER NABI on 4th floor to be transferred from there to the rooftop on the 36th floor. Participants are also advised to apply via email prior to the event:

Directions: ART CENTER NABI, 4th floor SK Building, 26, Jongro, Jongnogu, Seoul, Korea

TEDx Seoul keynote talk . 2012/05/27

Posted on Jul 20, 2012

TEDx Seoul kindly invited Nils Clauss as a keynote speaker for their yearly event. The event with the theme set to PLATFORM, provided an excellent opportunity to show and talk about some recent photography and film work.

Presentation & Workshop with Parallel Lab

Posted on Jun 15, 2012


p a r a || e | | a b  is a Hong Kong based Laboratory for experimental Researches on Asian Cities and an Office which combines Architectural Consultation and Production as well as Interior Design. For their current Seoul conference Nils Clauss was kindly invited to present and talk about his photography and film work, next to giving a workshop.

Keynote speaker at TEDx Seoul

Posted on May 29, 2012

Nils Clauss was kindly invited as a keynote speaker at the TEDx Seoul event. The theme set for this fourth TEDxSeoul event was 장(場), or PAN in Korean, meaning Places where all things happen. Nils did a presentation on the topic RETURN, related to some of his photography and film work. The TEDx Seoul event took place last Sunday (May 27, 2012) at the amazing Seodaemoon Art Hall in downtown Seoul. The venue was sold out to an audience of 500 people. The biggest appreciation goes out to all the organizers of the event and the incredible crowd!

presentation at Korea University

Posted on Apr 20, 2012

Korea University kindly invited Nils Clauss on the 20th of April 2012 to give a presentation on the “Social and Urban Landscape of Seoul” in connection with his photography and film work. At the same time Korea University is still hosting his solo exhibition titled SPACE & MEMORY. The exhibition will be open to public until the 20th of April (6pm).

presentation at Kwangwoon University

Posted on Apr 3, 2012

Nils Clauss was kindly invited by Kwangwoon University on the 23rd of March 2012 to give a presentation on the “Social and Urban Landscape of Seoul” in connection with his photography and film work.

Lecture at Cankarjev Dom

Posted on Feb 26, 2012

The cultural Center “Cankarjev Dom” in Ljubljana (Slovenia) kindly invited Nils Clauss to do a lecture on “The Urban and Social Landscape of Seoul” in reference to his photography and film work. More information here.