Yeju Choi (yejuchoi)
Yale University School of Art
1156 Chapel St
06511 New Haven
YOU, ME, HERE, NOW: Seeing and Subjectivity
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
year of making
This is a catalogue raisonné of my work and text for two years at Yale. Each project within the book addresses the way we see things and how it affects the relationship between the viewer and the designed object; yet the structure and design of this book itself may be the best example of my investigation into the subject matter.
The book consists of 28 signatures. Each signature documents a single project through several levels of representation. The photographic images sometimes draw the reader into the situation in which the work is being made, sometimes in which it is being represented. At other times the book asserts itself as an object and forces the reader out to the very present when and where they are looking at it. Thus the readers' initial expectations get frustrated, shifted, maybe confused again, and revised, toward a surprising discovery. By purposefully disorienting the readers and slowing down the understanding process, I attempt to make them aware of the subjectivity of one's point of view.