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Sujin Lee

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'this landscape, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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'this landscape, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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This Voice, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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This Voice, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Project, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Project, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Who Saw What's on the Top Shelf?, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Who Saw What's on the Top Shelf?, 2013 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Text to Speech (Statement), 2012 HD Video & Performance Variable © Sujin Lee
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Text to Speech (Statement), 2012 HD Video & Performance Variable © Sujin Lee
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Text to Speech (Statement), 2012 HD Video & Performance Variable © Sujin Lee
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Sync/Split, 2012 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Text to Speech (Statement), 2012 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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This is a story for small children. a true-life love story, 2012 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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This is a story for small children. a true-life love story, 2012 HD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Turtles are Voiceless, 2010 Hand-drawn Animation Variable © Sujin Lee
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Silent Films, 2009 3 Channel Video Installation Variable © Sujin Lee
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Phonetic Symbols, 2009 Performance Variable © Chris Mosier
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Phonetic Symbols, 2009 Performance Variable © Chris Mosier
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One Horse of Two Horses? (In a Hungry Voice), 2008 SD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
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Fast, 2007 SD Video Variable © Sujin Lee
Quick Facts
Tags
video-art, performance, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

Statement

I work with text, video and performance, exploring the way in which different cultural and linguistic systems affect the actions of language.  My experience of moving to the U.S. from Korea and learning English as an adult, has shaped my artistic work—I am fascinated by the physical act of speaking. In my work I translate spoken text into written text and vice versa, and explore the resulting disjunctures that uncover basic imperfections of language.  I am interested in the elements that spoken words hold – accents, durations, emotions, hesitations, and mistakes – as well as how to present those elements in different written forms.  I often use dubbing and subtitles, juxtaposing spoken and written texts to explore the notion of “perfect” speech, the relationship between sound and image, and the ownership of language.

Biography

Sujin Lee has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been awarded residencies from Millay Colony for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, I-Park and Newark Museum and has participated in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum of Art and the Emerge program at Aljira. She was a 2012-2013 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow. Her writing has been published in a book on the Korean-American artist, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, in South Korea.