Jung Hee Choi
 



Jung Hee Choi


Jung Hee Choi has worked in a wide range of contemporary media: in painting, drawing, video, photography, sculpture, and multi-media installations, including several solo and group shows in New York City, Germany and Korea. Utilizing both traditional and highly experimental techniques, Choi’s vision has led to the development of a unique artistic language. Ancient and universal themes inform her work in a process of assessing and defining the nature of reality.

Choi was one of the organizers of the 2004 New York Korean Film Festival and curator of Syn-Aesthetics, the Media Mavericks 1st Experimental Film Festival 2006. She was both video director and video mastering producer, as well as a vocalist for the La Monte Young Marian Zazeela and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble long-term video installation of "05 II 05 PM NYC" Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan at the Kunst im Regenbogenstadl Dream House, Polling, Bavaria, Germany, 2005 to present.

In 1999, Choi became a disciple of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in the study of music and art, with the classical Kirana tradition gandha bandh red-thread ceremony in 2003. In 2002 she became a founding member of The Just Alap Raga Ensemble and has performed as vocalist in every concert. Choi has collaborated with Young and Zazeela to produce long-term video documentation of their lives and work, including the Dream House and affiliated events. She is the artistic consultant and director of camera and lighting for Jacqueline Caux's forthcoming documentary on Young and Zazeela.

Choi is a founding producer and director for Mantra TV, a cable and webcast vehicle for advanced arts in New York City and Korea. Her programs feature original works of art, music, dance, experimental film, and discuss the creative processes of art, abstract video, and performance.

Selected Installations and Exhibitions
Video Director, Video Mastering Producer, Vocalist: La Monte Young Marian Zazeela and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble long-term Video Installation, , "05 II 05 PM NYC" Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, Kunst im Regenbogenstadl Dream House, Polling, Bavaria, Germany, April–October 2005-present, continuing annually.

Video Installations: Ecologus-Perspectives on an Imperiled Habitat, Loft 36, New York City, February 19 -March 3, 2007

Drawing, video, sound: MetroSpacial, Dupoux Design, New York City, October 12, 2006

RICE, a video sound performance and installation, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, October 14 -November 25, 2005.

RICE, a video sound performance and installation, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, May 4 - June 20, 2003.

RICE, a video sound installation, Media Festival, Seoul, Korea, June 2003

One Comprehends Plethora, Plethora Comprehends One, Sound, Charles Curtis Kunst im Regenbogenstadl, Polling, Germany, 2002

RICE, a video and sound installation, Open Gallery, NYC, 2002

Jung Hee Choi Video Art, One Comprehends Plethora, Plethora Comprehends One, Sound, Charles Curtis
Sleep, Sound Michael J. Schumacher, Diapason, NYC, 2001

Vespers 03, Sound, Charles Curtis & Donald Miller, NYC, 2000

Sumptuous Bars, Sound, Michael J. Schumacher, Gale Gates, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

One Comprehends Plethora, Plethora Comprehends One, Sound, Charles Curtis, Gallery Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany, 2000

Korean American Contemporary Artists, Oil Paintings, New Jersey, 1999

Telecasts
RICE, Audio Composition in the style of La Monte Young’s1960 sustained friction sounds, MNN, NYC, October 14, 2005, 9:30 pm

RICE, Audio Composition in the style of La Monte Young’s1960 sustained friction sounds, MNN, NYC, 2003

Sumptuous Bars, Sound, Charles Curtis, MNN, NYC, 2000

One Comprehends Plethora, Plethora Comprehends One, Sound, Charles Curtis, MNN, NYC, 2000

Performances: Vocalist with La Monte Young Marian Zazeela, The Just Alap Raga Ensemble
Tribute to Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan Sahib, "07 I 06 PM NYC"; "07 I 13 PM NYC", Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, January 6, 13, 2007

Pandit Pran Nath 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert, "06 VI 17 PM NYC"; "06 VI 24 PM NYC", Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, June 17, 24, 2006

Pandit Pran Nath 87th Birthday Memorial Tribute, "05 XI 05 PM NYC"; 05 X 29 PM NYC", Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, October 29, November 5, 2005

Tribute to Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan Sahib, "05 II 05 PM NYC" Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, February 5, 2005

Pandit Pran Nath 86th Birthday Memorial Tribute, Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, November 6, 2004

Memorial Tribute to Ustad Hafizullah Khan, Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, July 24, 2004

Tribute to Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan Sahib, Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan, MELA Foundation Dream House, March 27, 2004

Pandit Pran Nath 85th Birthday Memorial Tribute, Raga Yaman Kalyan, Raga Sindh Bhairavi, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, November 1, 2003

Memorial Tribute to Ustad Hafizullah Khan, Raga Yaman Kalyan, Raga Bhairavi, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, August 9, 2003

In Memoriam Pandit Pran Nath, Raga Yaman Kalyan, Raga Sindh Bhairavi, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, June 12, 2003

In Memoriam Pandit Pran Nath, Raga Yaman Kalyan, Home of Bhuwan and Mamta Nath, Iselin, NJ, March 23, 2003

Birthday Tribute to Pandit Pran Nath, Raga Darbari, Raga Bhairavi, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, November 3, 2002

In Memoriam Ustad Hafizullah Khan, Raga Darbari, Raga Bhairavi, MELA Foundation Dream House, NYC, August 22, 2002


Performance Art
Nuclear, Space Untitled, NYC, 2000

Photography
The Village Voice, New York, September, 2002
New York Times, Art & Leisure, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000
The WIRE, Issue 193, London, 2000
Catalog of Marian Zazeela Drawings, Polling, Germany, 2000
Catalog for festival 4 pianoforti, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1999

Commission
MELA Foundation, New York, NY, 2003. RICE, a video sound installation, 275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, NYC.

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