As a body of work, my pieces serve as biographical anecdotes involving myself silently dealing with worry and with irrational fears, which revolve around the ultimate fear of failure. All decisions are made in the same fear of failure, and all subsequent resolutions are met with a hint of finality; and these resolutions range from awe-inspiring mishaps to regretfully irreversible conclusions.
The ever-changing process of unpacking my compunctions has been recorded in various different methods. That said, the artistic process has never passed steadily in one manner. All installations assembled and videos rendered are conceived in the heat of the moment, without any constructive planning beforehand. The one common step in art-making is to ensure audience captivity. “[T]he more ‘honestly’ you put yourself into the story, the more that story will concern others as well”. Fassbinder blurb reassures my choice to utilize autobiographical references to relate to the audience. Overall, any process begins in the hopes of establishing a correspondence with the audience, while also leaving room for them to empathize with my stories and fantasize on their own. Material reliance is generally casual, intended to avoid monumentalization— a haphazard documentation of moments of impulse, inspiration, or incident. These moments constitute arbitrary decisions leading to erratic fallouts during the course of events, and people are consistently not well-suited when facing disturbance. Nonetheless it is ideal for people to accept and acknowledge human error. This counterintuitive notion of error as an ideal has a certain discomfort but relief.
Yoon Choi was born in 1990, a Queens-based artist reared in the States, England and South Korea. He graduated from New York University with BFA in Studio Art. Yoon Choi’s work was featured in Unwanted Sexual Conduct Shoulnt be Part of Anyones Commute at 80 WSE Gallery and On Air group exhibition at Commons and Rosenberg Gallery in New York University. His work consists of interactive multimedia installations and photography, the latter of which has appeared in W Korea.
Interview with the artist (PDF): Yoon Choi