Jung Hee Choi: Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IV

When 25 Aug 2011 - 17 Sep 2011
Where MELA Foundation Dream House
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
United States
Enquiry 212 925 8270

Jung Hee Choi, Composition 2010 #1, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Mela Foundation

August 25 – September 17 2011

Live Performances: September 3 and 10, 9pm

Press Release:

MELA Foundation presents Jung Hee Choi’s Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IV, illuminating various aspects of recent works and their relationships across different media.

Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest IV features three large-scale multimedia installations, a series of drawings, videos and a new sound environment, Tonecycle Base 65 Hz, 2:3:7 Vocal Version with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi improvising over the implied tonic that is imperceptibly changing. The relationship of the improvisations to the drone continuously elaborates the musical meaning of the pitch. This exhibition also premieres the installation work Composition 2011 #1 created with needlepoint drawings on black wrap with video. The drawings are viewed as indiscernibly moving light from video projection glowing through the pinholes creating abstract and analogous representation of Manifest Unmanifest.

Choi has written, “This series of environmental compositions involves the concept of “Manifest, Unmanifest” created with various media including video, drawing, incense, performance and sound. This synthesis of expression collectively creates an intersubjective space as a unified continuum. In rejecting our current mode of perception that stresses ‘sight’ as the primary model of organizing the sensorium, this series of works emphasizes the totality of sense perceptions as a single unit to create a state of immersion. It is especially meaningful for me to show my works in the Dream House space because my work has evolved from the visionary inspiration of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. With this exhibition audiences may experience Young and Zazeela’s concept of eternity taking a form of ephemeral presence that is infinitely variable while flowing from the principles they have delineated.”

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