Minjoo Lee is New York based artist who originally come from South Korea. After majoring in language education at Busan National University in Korea, she decided to move to New York to study art. With a photography concentration in Hunter College BFA program, she currently focuses on time-base media like short films and video installations rather than two-dimensional photographs. Her video works have been shown in the United State and internationally.
Drip is a video installation in which fluids fall down and rise back up repeatedly accompanied by an inhaling sound. What I try to convey through this work is not shapes, colors or sound, but time, itself. We are not able to be aware of time on everyday basis, because it goes regularly. When we start to have a consciousness, however, it is there. We are living within it. I try not to objectify time, for example, by bringing an object to represent something related to subject matters or by giving an adequate shape to it. I’d rather like to let it flow. Let it go as it is. I am well aware that no human being can seize time in his or her hands.