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Maya (not that)
HD video, sound, color, 4' 39", 2013
English+Korean subtitle

Maya (not that) creates a narrative based on a multicultural understanding of a name. The title of this video is borrowed from the real name of the main character, Maya Jeffereis. In Sanskrit the word "Maya" means "an illusion." This present work departs from the belief that we do not experience the environment itself but rather a projection of it. Juxtaposing Mayan mythology with aspects of the director's own Korean identity, Yi personalizes collective cultural memories through words, images and sound.

Video Credit
Appearance: Maya Jeffereis

Adapted Texts:
“Recreation of the World” from Mayan Myth
“Prologue for a Flower & “Flower” written by Kim Chun-Su
<Sketch of a Flower, 1959>

“Yucatec Maya” & “Ruta Maya” written and sung by unknown artist

Screening History
6/20/2014 - 7/27/2014, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
8/23/2013, Optic Nerve 15, The annual festival of short videos, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Florida, USA
8/28/2013, NewFilmmakers, Short Films, Anthropology Film Archive, New York, NY, USA
8/28/2012, Copenhagen Art Festival, Short films by a group of young artists from the art centre SOMA, introduced by Søren Thilo Funder, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark