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Paris Legakis | In Between

Paris Legakis | In Between

On the 11th of March 2013, North Korea declared invalid the armistice agreement between South and North Korea. Baengnyeong Island, which is located near the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the sea border that separates the South and North Korea, was the first place threatened to come under attack. People from Baengnyeong Island were invited to express, in a brief message, something about their everyday lives that they would like to share with the rest of Korea and the world. The participants included store owners, housewives, passersby and high school students. The participants translated their messages in motion through workshops that took place in their working areas, in a studio and in the high-school. The generated gestures wished to create a “new” type of language that would overcome the barrier of spoken words and potentially be understandable by anyone.

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