Ju Hyoung Lee

»We’ve never seen a night which has finished by reaching a day«
Poitiers, Video Installation, F 2010

Mrs. KIM Hwa Seon was born in Pyong-Yang in 1926. She was fifteen years old when she was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers. At military bases located in Singapore and in China, she was forced to serve Japaneses soldiers as a sex slave. This film is composed of a dialogue between her and I, and a litterary monologue about a prostitute during the Algerian war. It shows the suffering and the emotion of a women who has been excluded from our collective memory.

Ju Hyoung Lee, studies at the European School of Visual Arts Poitiers, France