1st Light

Institute History

  • 2007 Sundance Film Festival


In this single-channel installation, a light shines through an "open window" onto the ground, casting a haunting shadow ballet of plunging bodies and rapturous migration toward the heavens. Paul Chan works in a variety of mediums, from video to installation and drawing, and has created numerous and varied animations that delve into the political and the perverse.


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