Kakyoung Lee will premier her new animated video installation Climbing Up, which will be shown at MASS MoCA for one year begining this February. She will discuss this work and will also show her two-channel video installation Walk in Circle. Lee combines hundreds of hand drawn images and prints to construct a moving image that reflects the sequence of activities in ordinary life and alludes to her search for her identity in the different geographic and cultural milieus through which she has passed in the travels between her two home countries, South Korea and the United States.
Jean-Michel Ross will present recent curatorial and editorial research associated with Galerie Thomas Henry Ross Art Contemporain and Free Pass Magazine (founded in Brooklyn during his ISCP residency). These two distinct platforms for experimentation and research (a for profit gallery and a not-for-profit magazine) were both initiated to question the issues and the empirical impossibilities raised by the democratic ideal. Questioning more than just value and access, Ross feels that these projects underline the fact that context should always be understood as discourse and that curating like editing should always be seen as collaborative work.