Seven Futures

  A collaboration with Christine Sun Kim Harvestworks April 29- May 9, 2017

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Walking chimes

A collaboration by Taeyoon Choi and Christine Sun Kim We created a hybrid of both bells and wind chimes, each activated by different people’s walks. We observed a number of local people walking on this very block, and rendered each person’s different rhythm, passing time with the wind chimes. We invite you to press and… Continue reading Walking chimes

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Future Proof

A collaboration by Taeyoon Choi and Christine Sun Kim In the traditional sense of time, a bell-ringer notifies the hour of the day and notifies people to attend religious or public services. In a different sense of time, the wind chimes make the passing of time noticeable. It renders time as abstract rather than a series of numeric marks. However, contemporary… Continue reading Future Proof

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Errantic poetry

While participating in the Occupy movement in 2011, I made some protest signs in Zuccotti Park in New York City. One sign was a poem, Absence is presence with distance, which I wrote the day after Occupy protesters were evicted from the park. Since then, this poem has been my reference point for thinking about social movements… Continue reading Errantic poetry

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In search of personalized time

Project website: In Search of Personalized Time Collaboration with E Roon Kang Commission: Art + Technology Project, Los Angeles County Museum of Art The contemporary world operates in terms of global synchronization. From global finance, to cloud-based data storage, to the many day-to-day functions of the smartphone, we live in an era where the semblance of simultaneity… Continue reading In search of personalized time

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Incomplete Text

Incomplete text, 2015. Metronomes, sensors, microcontrollers, selfie-sticks. A collaboration by Taeyoon Choi and Christine Sun Kim. Performance at The Whitney Museum of American Art, June 22, 2015. 99 Objects on Incomplete Text #6 “E” by Charles Gaines. Photo by Filip Wolak     Technical details

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1 Bit Computer

1 Bit Computer, 2015. NAND Logic chips, Electronics, Wood. Series of Handmade Computer Technical information

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Shift register

Shift Register, 2015. D type flip-flop, chips, Electronics, Wood. Series of Handmade Computer             Shift Register, 2015.

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4 BIT FSM

4 BIT FSM(Finite State Machine), 2015. Logic chips, Electronics, Wood. Series of Handmade Computer Technical information      

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Noise Collector

  This research in progress is about the relationship between political nature of noise and public space. As an artist working in the public space with new media and performance, I am intrigued by the material nature and political potential of noise. Noise is the invisible and under utilized dimensions of urban public space. It… Continue reading Noise Collector

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Occu-bot and Management-bot

Occu-bot can protest in places that human civil disobedience is not allowed, and it can also replace human protesters. ‘Automatic protester’ is a set of physical tools designed support activists and eventually replace human from the protest scene. Learning from Occupy Wall Street and Arab Spring, it is clear that social movement is heavily mediated through… Continue reading Occu-bot and Management-bot

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My friends, there is no friend

  The exhibition “My friends, there is no friend” consists of performance, sculptures, prints and audio visual materials that are loosely based on questions about fraternity and alliance, community and democracy in relation to the Capitalism. The works include IFriend (Instant Friend: a DIY Kit of a friend, includes face, hand and feet made of… Continue reading My friends, there is no friend

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Tourist Manifesto

Work in progress text for performance in June 18th, The Ground Zero, World Trade Center More info on Ghosting exhibition/  pdf on’Ghosting’  

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Specters

Participatory performance in a shape of site-specific cinematic experience using laptop and smartphone to open up narrative of the piece. I’ve been experimenting with new ideas and technology on the topic of ‘site specific cinema’ . The idea is to watch moving image material that have a direct relation to the site of watching. I… Continue reading Specters

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Stage directions

Performance of Urban Programming 101: Stage directions at Temporary Space Seoul, as well as Nam June Paik Art Center (as part of ‘Random Access’ Exhibition in March 13,2010) The scripts can be found in my book  ‘Stage directions’. This is a segment from my book ‘Urban programming 101: Stage directions’. Phantom of a dichotomy People… Continue reading Stage directions

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Grey Belt

Grey Belt is a work in progress (2009)- collaborative project, based on a story by Taeyoon Choi, with kinetic sculptures by Cheon pyo Lee. Choi performs various roles during the piece, utilizes the sculpture and engages audience through voluntary participation. The performance is staged on the gallery floor with two fixed flood light and two… Continue reading Grey Belt

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Sell your morning walk

“Imagine selling your morning walk on an online market. Foreign visitors may take advantage of accumulate knowledge and memory about the city to explore real life of living in Seoul is like” Sell your morning walk is a multi layered project, ranging from research to performance experimentation. Mediated reality is taken for granted in this project, Cell phones and… Continue reading Sell your morning walk

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Camerautomata

2 minutes introduction as of March of 2008 My name is Taeyoon Choi. I am a tourist from South Korea. (*take a picture with camera) After few tours to exotic places and exhibiting internationally, I came to realize the pictures I take are just like that of other tourists. Suddenly the act of taking pictures seem… Continue reading Camerautomata

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Shoot me if you can

Team game: For group of two or more shooters, 15 minutes 1.  Assign team and its color sticker. 2.  Wear your phone number on front and back of torso. 3.  Shooters locate themselves in the convenient spot. 4.  Take advantage of the urban landscape and carefully plan tactics 5.  Operator sends SMS to all participants, Game Start. 6.  Explore the streets to find… Continue reading Shoot me if you can

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Object of desire

The project started by trying to understand tourists’ desire to photograph relentlessly. The artist joined a tour group and experienced Seoul, his home town, in the tourists’ point of view. It was around the time when ‘Korean (pop culture) wave’ was bringing unprecedented numbers of foreign tourists to the city. Tourists move from one place… Continue reading Object of desire

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Fair Exchange

A solo performance that was web streamed at two different occasions: NYU Barney building and 16 Beaver st, NY. The script is available for download.  FairExchange_image_text

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Fountain Stall

Fountain Stall (2006) is a part of Movable Types and Instant Spaces, a collaboration by Taeyoon Choi, Tellef Tellefson and Cheon pyo Lee. The project was installed in San Jose as part of the 01 Biennale

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Bench House

Bench House (2006) is a part of Movable Types and Instant Spaces, a collaboration by Taeyoon Choi, Tellef Tellefson and Cheon pyo Lee. The project was installed in San Jose as part of the 01 Biennale.

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