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Apr 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Notes from a North Korean Tour Bus

Conversation following the presentation with filmmaker, artist and curator Matt Hulse

Since 2014 British artist filmmaker Matt Hulse has been travelling to and from North Korea, working as a tour guide for Beijing-based Koryo Tours. He’s been capturing his experiences on camera and also recording the soundscapes of that isolated and little-understood country. Fresh from leading a tour to Pyongyang, Matt visits UD to share his recent discoveries in a performance that embraces video, spoken word and analysis.


Notes from A North Korean Bus Tour

2014-2017, photo, text

40 min

Matt Hulse is an artist, filmmaker and writer. His films have screened at dozens of festivals and galleries in 25+ countries internationally.

His work features in Time Out’s 1000 Films to Change Your Life (Simon Cropper 2006) and A History of Experimental Film & Video (A.L.Rees 1999) and is kept at the National Media Museum (UK), National Library of Scotland, Gallaudet University (Washington DC), The Wallace Library (Rochester, NY) and Fales Library (New York University).He has been nominated on three occasions for The Jarman Award and twice for The Margaret Tait Award.2017 will bring to light his third feature-length film, supported by Creative England and Creative ScotlandThe Hippies: Punk Rocked My Cradle.

Adriana Espinosa was born in Mexico City, grew up in California, studied in France, and worked in Hong Kong. She is currently living in San Francisco and runs a startup, which will be launching this summer. Her startup is named 8 Billion Others and is aimed at connecting women who travel solo- whether it be for work or pleasure- and enabling meet ups all over the world with verified users. She is an avid solo traveler herself and is always exploring new places.

Jenny Benevento is a librarian & taxonomist at Etsy and has a degree in Soviet History from Reed College. In her spare time she podcasts and presents lectures on passionate believers & pop culture. Her recent talks have centered on Juggalos & the Insane Clown Posse, R. Kelly, and Precious Moments. She lives in Chicago and would love to go on a road trip with you. More information can be found at her website jennyjenny.org and twitter @jennybento.

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Apr 27, 2017
8:30 pm – 12:00 am
Free – $10


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
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