Sueyeun Juliette Lee


Peace Light

Poet and conceptual artist Sueyeun Juliette Lee's installation of lanterns and a large-scale balloon addresses a collective wish for peace. The lanterns, designed and built by Kai Wei Hsu, will feature her original writing so as to illuminate her wishes for peace into the viewers' bodies. She will also create a video projection onto the balloon of meditational choreography in collaboration with local choreographer/dancer Jungwoong Kim captured in various “divided” environments (spaces of trespass and no access). Motivated by urgent issues of Korea’s well being and a desire “to bridge what happens on the Korean Peninsula and our lives here,” Sueyeun Juliette Lee's installation features a large-scale installation of lanterns designed by Kai Wei Hsu. A large weather balloon will float overhead, against which she'll project a video piece dedicated to crossing impossible spaces, connection, and peace. In collaboration with local choreographer/dancer Jungwoong Kim, the installation will be incorporated into a site-specific performance piece. “For me, the rancor across the DMZ is emblematic of so much global resentment and misunderstanding, that to wish for peace in Korea is just one way we can wish for global peace. I also wanted the poems, the beauty of the lanterns and the light they cast, to inspire visitors to empathize with the plights of orphans, refugees, survivors, and the children of such people—to see how a dream for peace is a dream for us all to be healed and whole.”


Viewing Hours

Installation will be on view May 3 --  June 3, 2018

Thursdays and Fridays, 5 -- 8 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 -- 6 p.m.

Arts + Crafts Holdings
448 N 10th Street, 2nd Floor