CinemAsia X Rozenstraat | Four Months, Four Million Light Years
CinemAsia is proudly presents our collaboration with Rozenstraat | A rose is a rose is a rose for Sara Sejin Chang’s work ‘Four Months, Four Million Light Years’.
The exhibition time-travels from contemporary Dutch society and the participation of thousands of Dutch soldiers in the deadly Korean War (1950–1953) to early Dutch colonial descriptions of Asian people and cultures. The colonial print Een Schaman ofte Duyvel-Priester (1692), by Dutch V.O.C. director Nicolaes Witsen plays a crucial role in the film. It is the first Western depiction of a shaman and set the tone for a centuries-long history of racialized and infantilizing descriptions of Asian people. The print marks the beginning of the development of colonial imagery, which was accompanied by the violent eradication of shamanic cultures by Christian missionaries, Western interference in the Korean War, which claimed the lives of millions of Koreans, and the related emergence of the large-scale transracial adoption industry.
In connection with our Special Programme : When We Meet Again PART 2, we kindly invite you to see the full installation of Sara’s work at Rozenstraat.
Location : Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam
Opening Hour: Thur – Sat, 13:00 – 18:00