Created and performed by Minah Lee
August 12th. at the Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver
Displaced Demonstration was conceived on the last day of 2016 when she lit a candle and sat alone with an orange dot glowing in the dark. She thought of 10 million candle lights alive in 광화문 (Gwanghwamun) square occupied by civilians demonstrating against Korean government’s corruption and claiming their hopes in the future.
She rekindles some memories stranger than home.
May 5th. The 3nd Annual Tri-University Graduate Student Colloquium For Theatre and Performance Research, Simon Fraser University, Woodwards, Vancouver
Me thought of 10 million candle lights alive in 광화문(Gwanghwamun) square occupied by civilians demonstrating against Korean government’s corruption and claiming their hopes in the future. What has sparked their collective imagination and action for change?
Globalization blew me far away from my home country, and me often stumble on my immigration status in a land that has its own history and the presence of colonialism. Yet, have we, in our daily lives, ever come across borders from which we can imagine the futures of the people whose lives are devastated by the wars, conflicts, and militarization waged by many of our governments?
Displaced Demonstration is a world citizen’s attempt to create a space where participants can witness Otherness imbued with marked identities and memories. By sharing the open space, we may catch a glimpse of the future born of non-deceptive hospitality and beyond surface diversity.
Me breathe and love on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations.