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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Kyungah Lee

Show RCA work

Major project:


The video of different elements slowly distorts and comes back to its real form over time. It is being transformed and renewed. In the middle, is a figure of myself meditating; transformed and awakened.

The changing element, and myself, are entangled like a solar system. 

These images are projected on a lotus sculpture. 


  • When I accidentally saw a video of a sea turtle being rescued by a group of scientists trying to remove plastic straw stuck in his nose, I felt a strong empathy; I could feel his pain and cried together. The straw in his nose might be one I used in the past. The experience changed my life in many ways. It changed me from not buying plastic products, to going out on the streets to raise my voice. 

    I thought to myself, why can’t all people feel empathy towards these issues and act upon it? If people can just take a moment and step back from how I feel and see that ecosystems are entangled and connected, and we cannot separate one's life as a whole. If so, we could make a better world. I may sound very idealistic and dreamy, but I think idealistic and dreamy thoughts make revolutions. As an artist, I am trying to make these revolutions.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Media and Communication, Goldsmiths University, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2018
  • Awards

  • Royal TV Society RTS Award for student filmmaking, 'The Female Voice', 2017; BAFTA Student Film Award Nomination 'The Female Voice', 2016
Royal College of Art