The Longest Distance Between Two Places (Version 1) (2016); On August 15, 2015, as two Korea marked the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan (annexation of Korea: 1910-1945), Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shifted its time zone by 30 minutes from that of South Korea and Japan (GMT+9:00). That day, at half past midnight, DPRK had reset the time to GMT+08:30, as it was before Japanese colonization. Ono believes the recent discourse in the global media and the global society about Korea is doing disservice to the peace in the region. ‘Imagining a war only increases the possibility of war. Our focus should be on what we can do to bring peace in Korea and I believe that begins by understanding our own nation’s involvement in creating this situation,’ Ono has said. The viewers first see a clock that shows a local time of the exhibiting location. They are then invited into a dark space. The overwhelming scale of video on the wall shows 2,880 split clocks (2,880 unmatched minutes) shifting their positions every minute. The viewers will leave the space to see yet another clock that shows the current time of the location.
Lightbox with transparency
Updated: 05.05.2018 PYT/KST
The Longest Distance Between Two Places (2016), 4K video installation, two clocks and two light-boxes with transparencies dimensions variable