Jooyoung Lee
South Korea, 1993
Thesis: Happy Failure

Remembering with Forgetting

I think I am the sum of my memories and in my work I depict circumstances I was in, as observed through my eyes. Residencies I lived or live in, their surrounding environments or natural landscapes I frequently viewed; most of my work is about spaces I spent a lot of time in.  In the process of storing and retrieving circumstances in between time, space, and place, a reinterpreted landscape is created on the basis of my perspective, and I am curious of the kind error and shape it would hold. For me, the process makes me realize that  memory is imperfect, and that there is beauty in it because it is not perfect. Failure becomes happy failure