Art Residency at GCC, South Korea

25-06-2012, 23:00

Art Residency at GCC, South Korea


From June 26 until September 9th 2012 I'm in Korea for a residency at GYEONGGI CREATION CENTER (GCC), Daebudo Island in South Korea.
During the residency program I will focus on the DMZ (demilitarized zone). The DMZ is a 4 km wide buffer zone between the North Korean Border and South Korean Border and despite of its name, the most heavily militarized border in the world. It stretches some 250 kilometers across the Korean Peninsula from the mouth of the Imjin River in the west to the town of Goseong in the east. Humans can not enter and so the unknown appearance of this no man's land might have been preserved in an almost pristine state. By not allowing anybody to cross, the soldiers on both sides have protected nature together, like an unintentional collaboration. In search of connections between North and South Korea, this romantic conception of untouched nature forms the central point for my research in Korea.
www.gyeonggicreationcenter.org