Beyond Identity

We are MRes students in Filmmaking, Photography and Electronic Arts at Goldsmiths University of London.

 It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the Exhibition of ‘Beyond Identity’.

“Beyond Identity is concerned with the limits of identity, where people belong to and maintaining social, cultural or political relationship. It represents their shifting how identity position as the other. In other words, the “other” is needed against which to define one-self as well as to create desire. The works of exhibition depict their or our desire and reality. It is performed of natural parts of their identity in an effort to understand the material consequence of differences as significant individuality”.

And one of the project was Doh Lee’s ontological journey since 2014 as state of being Korean, also creating North Korean between metaphorical and pure being.

The 30 portraits capture their North Korean heritage and free the captives from political divides. It is the entanglements of communism and capitalism that frames their mind with fear, betrayal, hope and promise. And the idea of films is from desire, what he wants to see between their movement of emotion and expression of personality to find a beauty unexpected which has to have a piece of emotional reactions in way that empowers the performance with an element of their life.

This is something that some people are unsure their identities belong to themselves when they are frightened of it happening. It is the way of resistance in articulation of North Koreans, and evidence of their being but not evidence of their thinking.

The exhibition will preview on Friday 30th of September 2016 at 6pm, and will continue to run through the 07th of October. Special performance has been scheduled for the exhibition’s opening night.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Respectfully Yours,

Doh Lee and Yao Wu

MRes in Filmmaking, Photography and Electronic Arts

Department of Media and Communication

Goldsmiths University of London


Private view: 

Friday 30th September – 6-9PM

 Opening Times: 

Sat 01st October – 12pm-5pm 

Sun 02nd October – 12pm-5pm 

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October – 10am-5pm 


St James Hatcham Building, St James’s Road, London, SE14 6AD