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JOOYOUNG CHOI
SPECTRA FORCE VIVE: INFINITE PIE DELIVERY SERVICE


Premiere Screening:
December 11, 2021 (7pm)
Aurora Picture Show courtyard, $10 / Free for Aurora Members 

Conversation: 
December 9, 2021 (7pm CST)
A free online conversation with JooYoung Choi and Genevieve Quick. RSVP

 

Aurora presents the world premiere screening of a new video work by Houston-based artist JooYoung Choi exploring issues of identity, belonging, trauma, and resilience through the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre. Featuring an ensemble cast of puppets, animated characters, and human actors, Spectra Force Vive: Infinite Pie Delivery Service introduces us to incredible superheroes who are impacted by an intergalactic war, and brings us along the journey as they attempt to save the interdependent web of reality by freeing all of the untold stories and silenced truths of the universe. The project was inspired by the media of Choi's childhood and her research on the effects of media representation on girls, women, intersex and non-binary people of color, and was made with contributions from actors, voice talent, artists, musicians, and puppeteers from around the world. 

 

JooYoung Choi is a Houston-based multidisciplinary artist whose paintings, videos, sculptures, animations, music, and installations merge the autobiographical with the fantastical. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to Concord, New Hampshire in 1982 by way of adoption. She has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Choi’s artwork has been exhibited in such venues as Crystal Bridges; Akron Art Museum; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Project Row Houses; The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle; The Currier Museum of Art, NH; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; The Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont; and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Choi has received grants from Artadia, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Idea Fund, and has participated in the Lawndale Artist Residency in Houston, TX and the Harvester Artist Residency in Wichita, KS. Choi is currently represented by Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art.

 


Genevieve Quick, who will take part in the online discussion on Dec. 9, is an interdisciplinary artist and arts writer whose work explores global identity and politics in speculative narratives, technology, and media-based practices. Through humorous science fiction narratives, Quick exaggerates disaporic identity into the intergalactic to address Otherness and displacement. She has exhibited at NTU CCA, Singapore; Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; [2nd floor projects]; Royal Nonsuch Gallery; and Southern Exposure. Quick has been awarded visual arts residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Recology, MacDowell, Djerassi, the deYoung Museum, and Yaddo. She has received a San Francisco Arts Commission Grant; a Eureka Grant from the Fleishhacker Foundation; a Kala Fellowship; and grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Quick has contributed writings to Artforum, cmagazine, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Temporary Art Review, and College Art Association. 


All Aurora Picture Show staff members, visiting artists, volunteers, and representatives have been fully vaccinated. Although it cannot be required, Aurora prefers that all audience members be fully vaccinated. Masking is required inside our venue, but is optional while in our spacious, outdoor courtyard.
 

In the case of inclement weather, outdoor programs will be relocated to our indoor space (for the same date and time), which will have a reduced capacity and require masking. These decisions will be made the day of the programs, so please check our website and/or social media for updates. 

 

 

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