Perspectives: Minouk Lim

November 19, 2011 – April 22, 2012

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Pavilion, Street Level Floor Plan

The Four Major 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.