His work up to this point of the digital frontier was preoccupied, obsessed with our relationship to all those bodily products, whether through excretion, indigestion, or sublimation, that we just have to let go.It would not be an overstatement (nor is this intended as diagnosis) to assert that Choi’s work up to the digital divide was compulsively obsessed with stepping or rather not stepping on all the cracks (break your mother’s back!
“He believes in his power of bringing destruction upon his loved and feared objects, and because of this he must ceaselessly employ magical operations to bring his wishes to naught.
His ego can live only under those psychical conditions. He has no justification for existence, so great is the condemnation passed upon his hostile impulses.
He is the author and co-author of "Cody Choi: Culture Cuts, König books, Germany, 2015", "Topography of 20th Century Culture.
Culturegrapher, Korea, 2010", "Topography of Contemporary Culture.
) that are the links and limits of our self-containment.
In “Variations of Technique in Different Neuroses,” psychoanalyst Ella Freeman Sharpe formulates obsession as unceasing engagement in the terms of a single phrase, justify my existence.Cody Choi, visual artist and cultural theorist was born in Seoul in 1961.He attended Korea University Sociology major, Korea and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, USA.Here, various culture-specific poetic systems battle it out.I would assume then that this is what the viewer on either side of the ocean will discern: that these paintings are views of an unstable world - a dyspeptic universe. Medium: Neon, LED Collage Size: 1243 x 1033 cm Year: 2016-17Venetian Rhapsody is the collage of neon images from Las Vegas Holiday Motel(shelter), Macau Golden Dragon Casino(money), St.Culturegrapher, Korea, 2006", "Topography of 20th Century Culture for Understanding Contemporary Culture.