Sujin Lee

Text to Speech (Statement)
HD Video (can be performed), Color, Silent

The artist's statement is presented in the style of karaoke, with words on the screen that become highlighted as they should be spoken. In addition to the video, Text to Speech (Statement) can also be performed live. This piece makes a humorous play on the similarities between performing karaoke (in Korea) and the artist statement as a vehicle for social and promotional presentation of oneself. Peaceful landscapes, which do not have any relationship to the song lyrics in most cases, are typical screen imagery for Korean karaoke. The images in Text to Speech (Statement) often mimic such separation between image and text, while sometimes distinctively corresponding to the text displayed.

The video was created and first performed at I-Park.

© Sujin Lee