Hankyeol Song is a Korean-born Marxist-feminist Queer artist, filmmaker, and scholar based in Chicago, IL. She co-founded the Ana Cha collective in 2016, and currently serves as the founder and director of the han-heung 한흥恨興 media collective. Both collectives are concerned with building resistance through critical scholarship of histories of media and culture, consciousness-raising, and creative praxis. Song's work primarily takes shape in experimental film/video and hybrid documentary. She utilizes scholarship and creative forms to interrogate meanings, identities, and systems in relation to histories of gender, sexuality, class, and race.
Image: Still from SCUM (music video). Following a disruption in her daily routine, a woman discovers that her makeup paints the same shade as a piece of meat on a television ad and wreaks havoc in her pink apartment. The song references Valerie Solanas’ S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto.