Dohee Lee’s work as a performance artist draws on that connectivity, contrasting Western traditions of linearity and thought. Born on Jeju Island, Dohee Lee practises healing as a defiant strategy against patriarchal, colonial suppression. She focuses on the healing aspects of art in collective action and presents, with MU/巫, a contemporary, performative ritual. This production, consisting of video projections, electronic soundscapes, singing, percussion and dance, invites the audience to share a space, to allow a temporary community to emerge in the course of an artistic process – and at the same time, to confront past, present and future challenges of being.
- Artistic Team
Artistic Director/Performer Dohee Lee
Sound Composer Adria Otte
Lighting Designer Jose Maria Francos
Visual Projection Designer Carole Kim
Puri Arts US Project/Tour Manager Lauren Geiger
Puri Art US Production Grant Manager Jason Ditzian
Puri Arts EU Tour Manager Laura Colomban
Thank you to Hewlett 50 and UC Refugee studies grants for supporting this work.
Dohee Lee is a performance artist and Artistic Director of Dohee Lee Puri Arts. Born on Jeju Island, South Korea she lives and works in Oakland, California since 1998. She studied Korean dance, Korean percussion, and vocals rooted in Shamanism. Her artistic practice now focuses on integrating these traditional ritual forms with contemporary elements. Her multidisciplinary works emphasizes the mythical, experimental, ritualistic, theatrical, historical and healing aspects of art. She collaborated with Anna Halrpin, Kronos Quartet, Degenerate Art Ensemble and more.