Headlands Center for the Arts

Dohee Lee

california | visual
Affiliate Program 2019—2020
Artist in Residence Program 2012

Artist Statement

The performance is the ritual; a new form of performance with Korean traditional and contemporary art. Whenever I prepare for the performance, I always research and look around at the inner and outer to see what I, and we, need to pay attention to. And it always begins with myself, with issues which are surrounding me and then connecting to others in different forms physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, economically, politically, geographically, and spiritually. This intention enhances the connection between beings, nature, ancestors, and spirits, so that we can communicate and share feelings, wishes, and hopes.

While at Headlands

During my residency I will focus on developing the installation Dangkuel for the upcoming production MU—a multimedia performance production in Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, in 2019 and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in SF in 2020. I will also be building an outdoor and indoor installation of an altar, which is inspired by a ritual from my homeland, Jeju Island. This installation will be a new interpretation of building an altar where I now live, my new hometown.

Selected Works

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