Alex, I wish I could also substantiate my claims with a little more than projected intention and contextual reading, but that was really the first thing that sprung to my mind. My reading is a very subjective one, but maybe Park himself was aware of what his audience would think of his work, given that he was black. Glad to know that there is some substance to it, at any rate.
And the fact that a perennial american icon was taken in Ontario, it defamiliarizes the defamiliarization!
No need for substantiation for me Michel. You just opened my eyes a bit. I hadn't thought of it that way until now. Thanks.