Lina Choi | Open Studio

19 Dezembro 2019 16h00

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio


OPEN | 19-20-21 December, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Zaratan invites for the open studio of Lina Choi, artist in residency at Zaratan AIR.
Her artistic practice is focused on individuals’ personal stories as a source of inspiration to question the meaning of being in a contemporary society with growing individualism.
While in Lisbon Lina came across a bunch of old photos in a flea market, that were the starting point for the construction of a video piece titled “Death of A Love”, a fictional story that questions how personal objects can carry values that go beyond their physical properties.
Combining these family pictures of unknown places and people, with videos recording the Lisbon's daily life, the artist presents a fictitious story about a girl and her experience of being detached from her childhood comfort object,describing our obsessive relationship with inanimate things.
Through discussion and the invention of new narratives the objects are not objects anymore, they start an oscillation between clinical literalism, individuality and abstraction.


LINA CHOI was born in South Korea in 1990. She currently lives and works in London, studying in MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art. She works in the fields of installation with sound, especially she is interested in using technological devices. Lina Choi uses personal life as a source of inspiration to question the meaning of being in a contemporary society with growing individualism and an interminable cycle of deconstruction and construction. Although the society consists of individuals, sometimes individuals’ matters are considered less important than the society or groups. Lately Lina has worked with sound and speakers, recording individuals’ voices or sounds around her, and transform them into other forms, with the aim of giving visual power to individuals' personal narrative. Recently, she had several exhibitions in London. It stems out ‘A World in Vertigo’ in Brunel Museum, which represented technological argument and sensorial states, from the loudspeakers to AI.