Re-move to remove
Re-move is an autobiographical research (2010-present) project that deals with 'Migrant Women after WW II in Asia’ and people that cross borders, who take passive forms, hidden behind the axis of history. Like Oscar Wilde’s statement “Most people are other people”, the project Re-move does not keep a welcoming stance on a matchless identity, but deconstructs and hybridizes the concept of the ‘pure’ culture. These women are categorized into various names, such as comfort women for Japanese army, my Japanese grandmother who married a Korean laborer dispatched to Japan just before Korea’s liberation from Japan and the grandmothers of ‘Yang Ji Ri’ who migrated to the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) propaganda Village. I want to keep their distance from a form that appeals to the power of the dominant identity, while also rejecting the collective identity as ‘victims’ . While removing the illusory unity of identity, or fate, Re-move also demonstrates the world’s conflicts and brutality perpetuated by the illusion of identity or fate, not through epistemological means but through artistic research.
Chan Sook Choi received her Diplom's degree in Visual Communications and Media Art as well as her master's degree at University der Künste in Berlin. Germany. Choi won the grand prize at the international media art competition hosted by Bibliart and Pergamon Museums in 2008, and was selected the artist of Nafoeg project in 2009, a young artist support program sponsored by the City of Berlin. 2017 She granted to Visual Artist from the llse-Augustin Foundation at the City Museum in Berlin. In Korea, Choi presents her work in Private Collection as a selected artist of the NArT, a young artist support program sponsored by the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture in 2010. Since then, Choi was also selected Tomorrow's Artist by Sungok Art Museum(2012), the Young Artist Prize at Alternative Space Loop(2015), and Young Artist Support Program at Seoul Museum of Art (2017). Choi has also been conducting her narratology experimentations on psychological migration and the human memory as a medium through a multi and interdisciplinary methodological approach, in performances as the National Theater of Korea, Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art Sacheon, REAL DMZ PROJECT Kunsthal Aarhus, Humbolt Forum Berlin, Grimmuseum Berlin, Art Sonjae Center Seoul and Ars Electronica Linz, etc.
This event is organized with support from The Academy of Korean Studies