Life on a Crane
In 2011, Jinsuk Kim, a union organizer and former shipyard worker in South Korea, climbed to the top of a 35 metre high crane to protest massive lay-offs. The crane she climbed up was No. 85; a number that became symbolic, appropriated by supporting artists, activists and civilians who together formed the ‘Hope Bus movement’. During the 309 days of her action, Kim recorded her view of the burgeoning movement from where she stood as well as the day-to-day mundanity of her life on the crane. This video document, taken by herself while she was living and protesting on the crane, allows us a glimpse into the possibility of a place where action and subsistence are inseparable, where life – living, enlivening, resilience – overcomes the temptation to submit oneself to a conventional logic of winning or loosing.
Organization: City of Women; In
collaboration with: Squat Exercise Collective, Revolting Women Social Workers,
Supported by: EU Culture.