Rose Khor

(Preview)

Speaker Pans at Epcot, Disney

2007. Digital video, color, sound
3:04 min.

A split screen video depicts two areas of Epcot, Disney: “China” and “Future World.” The videos each make one full circular pan, capturing the differing architecture, foliage, and atmosphere of these simulated “cultural” worlds housed within a single amusement park. A soundtrack is comprised of festive and ethnic music playing from neighboring ground speakers and ambient sounds. This work questions, what signifies “authentic” culture? Are these signifiers reliable “truths”?