Our Cosmos, Our Chaos

Erica Cho

Artist Bio

Our Cosmos, Our Chaos, a 40-minute animation, seeks to unearth spiritual history as a means of political empowerment. The work investigates mystical practices and popular revolt through the story of IN, a girl steeped in Korea’s turbulent history and ancient animistic traditions. Constructed in a dream-like narrative, Our Cosmos, Our Chaos moves between the future and the ancient, between present-day Koreatown, Los Angeles, and pre-industrial Korea. IN is drawn to a gated fortress that leads her through a secret landscape of ancestral ghosts, evil spirits, and supernatural forces. Through sacrifices, battles, and animal deities, IN joins the fortress’ tortured souls in battle against a gang called the Skeleton Boys.

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Erica Cho

Erica Cho

Los Angeles, CA

Erica Cho is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Our Cosmos, Our Chaos is her third video work. Her previous works, We Got Moves You Haven’t Even Heard Of, and Kimberly Bahp Makes Sushi For Two, were screened at numerous festivals in the US and Canada. She has exhibited at several galleries in California and Pennsylvania.