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'Lush, dreamlike greenery of DMZ lights up Seoul, Tokyo and

posted 02 Sep 2021

Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) ― a 250-km-long and 4-km-wide strip dividing the two nations that has remained virtually untouched from human activity for nearly seven decades since the signing of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement ― is a paradoxical landscape.

While it serves as visual proof that the two Koreas are technically still at war, and that the division of the peninsula is rife with political tension, the very fact that the DMZ is off-limits to the general public is what has transformed it into a utopian wildlife sanctuary.

Artist Jun So-jung's short film "Green Screen," a cinematic montage of the green strip of land between North and South Korea, has been occupying gigantic billboard screens daily in Seoul, Tokyo and London this month, as part of a global art project showcased by CIRCA.

Park Han-sol

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