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Catastrophie

Two films from Hyenalife are presented at an exhibition in Seul, Korea. The exhibition, ‘Diagnostic Mind 1′ is organized by Seul based news paper called ‘Dong-ah Journal,’ and curated by Korean artist/scholar Kim Yea-gyung and An Min-Hye. The exhibition presents works by fifteen artists from Korea, Japan, China, U.S.A and Germany, that Ms. Kim Yea-gyung selected while thinking about the idea of “catastrophe”. While Ms. Kim Yea-gyung begun this curatorial journey as her response to 3.11 in Japan, she is also recognizing the theme as collective expressions of contemporary artists. Hyenalife’s film were chosen by Kim Yea-gyung as a vision towards solving catastrophic problems.

The exhibition takes place at the Event Hall of Dongdaemun Design Plaza, which is a newly designed building by Zaha Hadid, and runs until November 3, 2012.

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Iki Nakagawa’s film “Green Mountain Girls Farm” (length 18:05) will be presented at the Park Slope Food Coop as part of their monthly film screening. The farmers will be there with samples of their pasture-raised, healthy meats and vegetables as well as cheese and caramel produced by others who belong to their neighboring cooperative called Floating
Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative.

Join us on
Friday, November 2, 7:00 pm
at
Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union Street / Brooklyn, New York 11215
2nd Floor Community room
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In the middle of the night, I woke up with a huge noise. It was like a movie sound track of car chase; sound starting with a high pitch noise of skidding punctuated by explosive crash followed by quick acceleration. According to my land load who saw the crash, a car race down the block, spun around in the middle of the block crashing into three cars and kept on racing in to the dark.

One of the car, that got most damage belong to my neighbor from Grenada (an island in Caribbean Sea). The side of the car was completely smashed. Since it was a hit and run, they can’t get any money to replace the car. It was truly a misfortune event.

But when I took my dog for a walk next morning, I found a bunch of people gathering around the damaged car with their own cars. It was my neighbors friends and extended family who came to savage parts from the damaged car so that they can improve their older cars. My neighbor distributed tires, lights, car sheet, car sheet covers, electronic parts and all the usable parts to their friends and family instead of just sending the entire car to junk yard. They didn’t charge any of them, just shared.

It was a Hyenalife moment seeing my neighbor taking their misfortune as an opportunity to benefit the other by making use of what were left behind.

Damaged Car and tire taken out of the damaged car