Exhibition in Chicago

Exhibition in Seoul

Rund Gallery

T-shirt Sample and Project Website

A Night Visible to the Naked Eye is concerned with how this global economy interconnects one another. The form of the project mimics entangled relationships among nations, labor, capitals, arts, and cultures. It interweaves multi-channel live-feed video, screen-printing, Korean calligraphy, sales, and five articles about exploitations of migrant workers and immigrant women in South Korea printed on t-shirts.

Initially, the project is designed to be presented simultaneously: Part 1. is the print t-shirt sale where overhead cameras capture shoppers’ hands searching for clothing at a gallery/store in Chicago, and Part 2. is a live-feed video installation at a gallery in Seoul, Korea.

나는 <육안으로 보이는 밤>을 통해 이민자의 노동과 이동, 그리고 신자유주의의 관계를 고찰하고자 한다. 이 프로젝트는 이주민/노동자의 기사 발췌 글을 매개로 한글 서예, 실크스크린 프린트, 판매, 그리고 실시간 비디오 등의 여러 매체를 엮음과 동시에 미국과 한국이라는 문화와 지역적 상황을 틀로써 활용한 장소 특정적 작업이다. 따라서 프로젝트의 발표는 미국과 한국에서 동시 연계 발표를 목표로 한다. 

이는 국가, 노동, 자본, 문화 예술간의 관계와 흐름을 단편적인 모방하며 진행된다. 궁극적으론, 판매의 형식으로 미국에서 진행되는 1차 전시와 1차를 바탕으로 한 영상을 이용해 다채널 실시간 비디오 설치로 재구성되는 2차 전시로 나뉜다.


  • Cha, Minji – Journalist
  • Champei (psuedonym), Cambodian migrant worker
  • Illinois Arts Council Agency
  • Jung, Chulwoon – Journalist
  • Kang, Kyeongnam – Jounalist
  • Kim, Dalsung – Director at Pocheun Migrant Workers Center, Pastor
  • Kim, Hyunsook – Korean Calligrapher
  • Leah Gallant – Translation editor
  • Lee, Eunji – Journalist
  • Lee, Jongho – Journalist
  • Lee, Wan – Activist at Asian Human Rights and Cultural Solidarity
  • Rund Gallery
  • Sangha (psuedonym) – Cambodian migrant worker
  • Sreypich (psuedonym) – Cambodian migrant worker
  • Piseth (psuedonym) –  Cambodian migrant worker
  • Yi Cao – Curator

A Night Visible to the Naked Eye

(Live – 1/07/2022-1/31/2022)
Site-Specific Performance/sale/video installation project happening exhibition sites in Chicago and Seoul, which were connected via live-feed videos
Dimensions variable

Seoul installation photo and video by Hyunju Kim

Chicago installation photo and video by Juneer Kibria and Nayeon Yang

Project Website

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.