Audio Guide Stop #18 Minouk Lim
This haunting installation by Seoul-based multimedia artist Minouk Lim addresses the roles the media and the relentless news cycle play in our perception of events and the shaping of history. The surreal totems dispersed around the room evoke elements from a television station replete with gothic renditions of a cameraman and satellite dish. At the center of the installation is It's a Name I Gave Myself, a video excerpt from a program aired by the Korean Broadcasting System in 1983 featuring people who became lost or displaced during the chaos of the Korean War in the 1950s and aimed at helping these individuals reunite with loved ones. This video amplifies the deep psychological and social wounds inflicted by the partition of the Korean peninsula and the ongoing collective yearning for reconciliation.