On Living in Harmony With Magical Things

Chong Gon Byun, a multimedia artist in Brooklyn, shares an intimate look at his home, which is packed with art and whimsical objects he has collected during his travels. This short documentary is one in a series called This Must Be the Place, which explores the connections between people and their homes. The filmmakers, David Usui and Ben Wu of Lost & Found Films, explain, "At first glance, [Byun's] home appears to be that of a hoarder. But within moments you'll discover that each object is not only meticulously crafted and placed, but that their spirits serve as guides to their landlord." 


Stills from the film

The directors discuss the making of the series in a short interview with the Atlantic Video channel here, where you can see their short documentary about Prime Burger, one of the oldest burger joints in New York City, and the staff who have worked there for decades. 

For more videos by David Usui and Ben Wu, visit http://lostfoundfilms.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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