Soo Sunny Park at Rice Gallery

May 22, 2013 — 3 Comments

We are very excited to share our short documentary film following artist Soo Sunny Park’s installation at Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas. It’s been such a privilege to document the artists and installations for our series at Rice Gallery, and Soo Sunny Park’s installation Unwoven Light was no exception.

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

When we met Sunny we knew right away that she was going to be an incredible subject to follow. Her installation is visually stunning, and she is such a kind and welcoming person to work with. We are so grateful to the Rice Gallery Staff for speaking so highly of us to Sunny before we began filming. We were also very grateful to Sunny for making lots of time for us during filming.

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

As usual, we made two trips to Houston to produce the film. The first was to meet Sunny, follow her process, and film an interview. We were joined by Rice University Film Student Sophie Feng during our second day of filming. We talked to Sophie about how we became filmmakers, and our process while setting up for the interview in Rice Gallery’s new RG cubicle space. Sunny was a bit apprehensive at the beginning of our interview (as most artists are), but before we knew it she was opening up to us completely. It was so wonderful to have an artist speak candidly about why they make the work they make. To us, her interview comments added a new layer to the already powerful work.

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

Soo Sunny Park

On our second trip to Houston we got a few last process shots, attended the opening, and documented the completed installation. It was obvious that the audience was completely taken by Sunny’s work. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but it’s hung in such an inviting space. The following day Mark took several hours documenting the space so the completed film could reflect the variety of experiences an audience member has while meandering through the work.

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

Soo Sunny Park | #walleyfilms

We hope we did the experience justice, but also captured moments you may have missed if you have only visited once. Luckily the exhibition is on view through August 11, 2013. We are completely inspired by Soo Sunny Park’s work, and we hope that through our film others will be too. Thanks to Sophie for making us feel like mentors for a day, and to Sunny and her partner John for being so kind. Enjoy the film below!

Watch the entire Rice Gallery Film Series on our Vimeo Channel. View these images on our Flickr page.

– M&A

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3 responses to Soo Sunny Park at Rice Gallery

  1. 

    What kind of camera and equipment do you guys use? Nice work!

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