Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of video letters are sent to the director’s sister in Seoul. Should we want to return to the ‘old normal’? The autofictional film juxtaposes the Korean and Dutch contexts of contact tracing, biopolitics, and crowd control practices, each of which intensifies the stigmatization and violence against queer communities and people of Asian descent.
Cyan Bae (1993, KR) is a practice-based researcher based in The Hague. Her practice integrates filmmaking, visual journalism, and graphic design to respond to and participate in sociotechnical discourses. Her recent works question and disrupt (techno-)solutionism and cis-/heteronormative infrastructures of society, from artificial intelligence to archaeology.