Sujin Lee

Language is the subject and medium of my work. I am very interested in speaking as a physical act; it is an act of making a sound (which is ephemeral) through the body. I use time-based media such as video and performance to discuss language in relation to time or duration. Time-based media allow me to highlight the elements of spoken text—accents, durations, emotions, hesitations, and mistakes. I pay attention to how these elements are expressed, negotiated, translated and documented in written forms. I often play with the “un-synchronicity” and tensions that occur in translations between spoken text and written text. Through my work, I investigate, contemplate, and perform the “language space” around me—which is elusive, complex, limited, expansive, and sometimes contradictory.

© Sujin Lee