<E l a p s e d>, 2007 <E l a p s e d>, 2007
<Corresponding2>, 2003 <Corresponding>, 2003 < I cut my hand>, 2003
<Breathing Area> <a 3min 30sec - long - nail>, 2002 <LetterFall>, 2002
<Layered Memories>, 2001 <a Billiard table>, 2001 <the Sea - Waving to the sky>, 2000
<the Ways..>, 2000 <Today's Special>, 1997

single channel video, sound, 6min 55sec, 2003. 8 (re-edited  2005. 11)


Corresponding to sound.
Corresponding to direction.
Corresponding between the turning face images
turning screen on which the images are projected.

A person’s face is turning, following the direction of sound which seems like someone calling. When the speed of the turning face gets faster, the face is gradually distorted and finally the viewers can notice that the face distortion is due to the turning screen. At first, the viewers see the face as a representation of a real person’s face, but later as the screen speeds up, the viewers can notice that the face is projected on another inside screen, and the distortion is made by the turning screen. So the viewers realize that their experience has shifted from real to virtual. And the viewers see that the image and sound, and image and screen are corresponding to each other shifting as time passes.



Exhibition History:

  • < 2nd Solo Exhibition - Corresponding > Songeun Gallery, Seoul, Korea, July 28 - August 13.
  • < POSE, Lumen Eclipse > in the Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (May 1- 30, 2008)
  • VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival >, Cinema Truffaut, Girona, Spain
  • < Moving Time: Tribute to Nam June Paik >, Korean Culture Service , New York, U.S.A.
  • < Between Man and Place >, contemporary art from Korea and Israel, Ssamzie Art space, Seoul, Korea
  • < Videobox >, Hyun Jean Lee and Jung Suk-Hee, Whitebox, NY, New York, U.S.A.
  • < Media in ‘f’ >, the 5th Ewha Media Art presentation(EMAP), Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  • < Paint by digit >, a night of visual rhythm, digital art party at crobar, New York, U.S.A.
  • < ITP semester show >, ITP Show with Selected Works, New York University, New York, U.S.A.
  • < 2000-2004 Insa Art Space >, Insa Art Space of the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation (KCAF), Seoul, Korea


Review by Art Critic:

In Corresponding, Lee Hyunjean's single-channel video piece, a woman is seen swinging her head from side to side. As the video progresses the woman's motions amplify and the momentum begins 'taking control' of the video frame. With growing intensity, the head swings rock the video frame to and fro like a sail of a ship caught in crosswinds. As the frame swings and shifts from its axis it exposes a black background.
The sound of the motion cutting through the air is puzzling: Are we hearing the swinging frame or the flying hair? The motion of the frame is equally puzzling: Is the swinging video frame displayed within another black video frame?
Reminiscent of Buster Keaton's meta-film antics (walking through the screen to join the action ) yet meditative and trance like in its effect, Corresponding is an evocative piece which questions the very nature of the space of representation. At the same time, it offers a visual metaphor for the relationship between subject-matter and context.

-Romy Achituv (Artist, Critic, and Visiting Professor of New Media, Ewha University, Korea)-


iQuick Time movie (MPEG4), sound (19.9MB)
(In Mac, above MPEG4 movie could be seen after download)
Quick Time movie, sound (14.6MB)

(because of the compression for streaming video,
sound quality is not good as original one)