A sequel to Porosity Valley, Portable Holes (2017), this speculative fiction expands upon the previous work through the migration of Petra Genetrix, a fictitious mythical entity as well as the mineral composition or data cluster. Juxtaposing refugee migration with data migration, both of which characterize migration in the 21st century, the work creates an imaginary space-time by interrogating the “ways of existence” and the “ways of representation” of the Yemeni refugees who recently arrived in South Korea. Further scenes unfold with biopolitical control, as experienced by Petra. Reflected here is the state of affairs in which refugees are treated as a kind of malware.
Directed by Ayoung Kim (South Korea)