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Perspectives: Minouk Lim

through April 22, 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Rivers Restoration Project, one of the largest construction projects in South Korea's history, has elicited considerable debate. In response, Seoul-based artist Minouk Lim staged a performance as the basis of her video The Weight of Hands. Capturing this silent ritual with a thermal imaging camera, Lim questions the effects of dramatic environmental change on the individual's sense of place and self.

Still from The Weight of Hands (2010)
Minouk Lim (b. 1968, Daejon, South Korea)
Single-channel video with audio
13 min. 51 sec.
Courtesy the Artist and PKM Gallery, Seoul


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