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Kyung ah Lee

MA work

Empathy

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. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2019

    Specialism

    contemporary-art-practice--moving-image-pathway

  • 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.

  • 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