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Voicing the Sound
Sujin Lee
May 2 – 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6–9pm

Artist Statement
I work with text, video and sometimes performance, exploring the way in which different cultural and linguistic systems affect the performative act of language. My experience of moving to the U.S. from Korea, learning English as an adult, has shaped my artistic work: I am fascinated by the physical act of speaking language, translating spoken text into written text and vice versa, and the resulting disjuctures 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.

Fellowship Gallery at A.I.R. gallery
111 FRONT ST, #228, BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sun: 11am- 6pm
The closest train is F train (York St. stop)