Sueyeun Juliette Lee lights the way and bridges the great divide
Sueyeun Juliette Lee speaks with Imani Roach about her site-specific installation and performance piece, Piece Light, which premieres on Thursday May 3rd as a part of the Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th anniversary celebration weekend. They talk collaboration, the future of the Korean peninsula, and the boundless imagination that peace requires.

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Denver-based poet and conceptual artist Sueyeun Juliette Lee thinks a lot about borders, migration and zones of power. As a first generation Korean-American artist, she takes special interest in the present and future of the DMZ (the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Korea). Peace Light combines Lee’s own writings, lanterns designed by Kai Wei Hsu, and video projections created in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Jungwoong Kim, to imagine a way into the kind of healing that can seem impossible in today’s world. One of several site-specific (ex)CHANGE projects, specially-commissioned by Asian Arts, with support from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Peace Light also responds to Philadelphia’s ever changing neighborhoods and the dynamics between and within the communities that give those neighborhoods life. What makes a poet turn to object making? Listen to find out. Imani interviewed Juliette on-site at the Asian Arts Initiative on April 30th, 2018; the podcast is 29 minutes long.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee, poet and conceptual artist.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee, poet and conceptual artist.

Peace Light will be installed and performed by Sueyeun Juliette Lee (in collaboration with Jungwoong Kim) at 448 N 10th Street on Thursday, May 3rd at 7pm, and on Sunday, May 6th at 12pm. It will also be a stop on Thursday’s (ex)Change Guided Bus Tour.

To view the full itinerary for the Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary Celebration weekend or learn more about this and other (ex)CHANGE projects, visit Asian Arts 25th Anniversary.

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