Artist Statement

Looking North (2018) is a collaborative multimedia exhibition by Danny Kim and Peter Lisignoli examining the landscapes of the DMZ at the border of North and South Korea. As an outsider, this was Lisignoli's second visit to the DMZ area, the experience left him with a feeling of displacement. The serene landscapes of the 38th parallel were strangely memorialized with museums, gift shops, and amusement parks. Kim, a Seoul native who spent his youth in Korea and the U.S. was struck by the oddity of the DMZ theme park where tourists looked longingly through the telescope across the Imjin River, fascinated by the neighboring country, after more than six decades of separation.

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