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d.k. pan

County: King County




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d.k. pan is an artist investigating the intersection of place and memory – exploring the interstices and histories of site; the personal and collective body – through visual art, video, performance, public art, installation, interventions, and arts programming/organizing. d.k. was born in Seoul, immigrated to US at age 4 and grew up in Seattle and L.A.. They studied Butoh dance/theater in Seattle and San Francisco; and performed in venues/festivals throughout US, Japan, and South Korea. They founded performance troupe, P.A.N., collaborated with many groups including Degenerate Art Ensemble, Infernal Noise Brigade, and New Mystics. Over 25 years as an artist, d.k. has expanded their practice to involve various mediums, recently focusing on video as documents of place; and community engagement practices with Yesler Terrace AIR and Sound Transit Art Program; in addition to working in affordable housing for the last decade. They organized art interventions/cultural events such as TUBS Memorial Project and Bridge Motel. In 2015, they created a video survey of US West Coast, in collaboration with NOAA, as commentary on climate change, and homage to communities vulnerable to rising sea levels. Their multi-year work, Time Is Memory, encompasses works on paper, public mark-making, skywriting, tattoos, and video.

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