The Life Environment

A study of life environment in the DMZ in four different perspectives: Landscape as nature, landscape as a view, auditory landscape, and residents of the border region

248 km Wild Garden, A Beautiful, Border – Herbarium 248 km Wild Garden, A Beautiful, Border – Herbarium (2019) by Cho Hye Ryung Collaboration: Korea National Arboretum, Gram DesignREAL DMZ PROJECT

284 km Wild Garden - A Beautiful Border: Herbarium 

This is a sample garden reconfiguring the plant life forms of the DMZ. Each sample, collected from actual border areas, is representative of the flora there. 

248 km Wild Garden, A Beautiful, Terrarium (1–3) 248 km Wild Garden, A Beautiful, Terrarium (1–3) (2019) by CHo Hye RyungREAL DMZ PROJECT

284 km Wild Garden - A Beautiful Border: Terrarium (1-3)

The terrariums are microcosmic profiles of the wetland, flatland and mountain habitats of the DMZ. The glass simultaneously welcomes and refuses, representing the central contradictory property of the DMZ. 284 km Wild Garden - A Beautiful Border: Terrarium will bring to mind the value of wild nature.  

Peace Tourism Trail Along the Observation (2019)REAL DMZ PROJECT

Peace Tourism Trail Along the Observatories

This work is a new trail running from the east to the west of the DMZ, permitting encounters with a unique topography and landscape. Through this journey, participants can learn first-hand of the unique culture and potential resources in the border areas. 

The 15 observatories in the DMZ are important bases of activity in each region and places to view the scenery. The archive reveals how the scars of the war have become entwined with beautiful nature, prompting further discussions on how to best preserve nature and history. 

DMZ Rice: The Life Story of Cheorwon Farmers (2019) by Research Team: SuhJoonwon, Kwon Oheun, Lee Changhyun (Seoul National Univ. GSES) Photography & Film (Jo Shinhyung) Design: Front Door Supporters: Seon Kyeong Kim, Byung Joo Lee, Ki Bong Kim, Jeong Ho Choi, Jae Sook Lee, Chun Seok Lee, Chun Seok Choi, Hee Seop Jeong, Seong Bin Lim, Chun Sik Lee, Ji Hyun Yoo, Jae Hak Yoo(Residents of Cheorwon) Collaborators: Cheorwon,Galmal-eup Jeongyeon- ri, Dongsong-eupYangji-ri, Cheorwon-eupDaema-1· 2-ri, Cheorwon- eup Hwaji-1· 2 · 6 · 7-riSponsors: Cheorwon District Office, Cheorwon Agricultural Technology Center, Agricultural Cooperative Federation Cheorwon DongsongDivision, Gongganikki- Creative Lab for Localand Human Stories, Community Management Group-CHIC9REAL DMZ PROJECT

DMZ Rice: The Life Story of Cheorwon Farmers

An attempt to approach the interior lives of border area residents with rice as the mediator. This exhibition records and reframes the story of Cheorwon farmers, who have cultivated their land in the hope of "eating rice out of our land." 

Gyodongdo Soundscape Gyodongdo Soundscape (2017/2019) by Artist: Byungjun Kwon Planning & Recording: Kim Jina, Lee Inje, Lee Yerin, Yang Sioong, You Yeseul, Lee Yoonah, Lim Beomtaek, Jeong Jiwon, Cho Hansol, Shin Hyein Sound Editing: Kim Geunchae, Chang Junho Co-programming: Seoul National University Graduate School of Environmental Studies, REAL DMZ PROJECT Committee Sponsor: Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification StudiesREAL DMZ PROJECT

Gyodongdo Soundscape

Gyeodongdo is an island directly below the Military Demarcation Line, which is only 4km away from North Korea. In this space, audiences can encounter various features of Gyodongdo, a land that marks the pain of division. 

Gyodongdo Soundscape Gyodongdo Soundscape (2017/2019) by Artist: Byungjun Kwon Planning & Recording: Kim Jina, Lee Inje, Lee Yerin, Yang Sioong, You Yeseul, Lee Yoonah, Lim Beomtaek, Jeong Jiwon, Cho Hansol, Shin Hyein Sound Editing: Kim Geunchae, Chang Junho Co-programming: Seoul National University Graduate School of Environmental Studies, REAL DMZ PROJECT Committee Sponsor: Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification StudiesREAL DMZ PROJECT

DMZ DNA Sonification

A project created by selecting representative plants of the DMZ, and proceeded to sonify the plants' DNA data. The DNA data, reinterpreted in digital sounds, are heard individually or in combination depending on location, and express the harmonious ecological value of the DMZ. 

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