Clauss, Nils


„EJACULATION MOTEL“, 2011, C-Print, gerahmt, 29,7 x 42 cm, Edition 5 + 1 AP

This photo documents an installation at Jeju Love-Land. Love-Land is an outdoor sculpture park on Jeju Island in South Korea, which is focused on a theme of sex. Since the 1970s, Jeju Island has been a popular honeymoon destination for Korean couples, due to the island’s warm climate and Cold War-era restrictions on overseas travel. Therefore the island became quickly a center of sex education and this theme park, which opened in 2004, is the visual outcome of this. Also described as „a place where love oriented art and eroticism meet“, 140 sculptures represents humans in various sexual positions. Among the highlights of the park one can see large phallus statues, stone labia, and hands-on exhibits such as a masturbation-cycle.  /

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Nils has shot, directed and edited a number of award-winning music videos, short, feature and documentary films, which have been screened at various international festivals or went viral online. Initially Nils found his way into filmmaking through photography. After studying in Germany, Australia and Hong Kong, Nils completed his MFA in Cinematography at the Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia and Film at Chungang University in Seoul. Born and raised in Germany, Nils has been living in South Korea since the end of 2005.