Conceptual - NOMINEE: Goseong Choi
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After witnessing family members passing away after days of coma, a question has lingered in my head. Where could their mind be if it got drifted away? I felt the lack of reality whenever I watched them on the hospital bed. The longer I was looking at, the more it seemed like their breaths were not theirs. This discontinuity of consciousness was a fearful emptiness and at the same time, silent comfort. I imagined a place in between life and death. It made me picture the nature as a visual metaphor of a place in which the drifted souls live beyond their physical selves.
Goseong Choi (b.1984, S.Korea) currently works and resides in New York. Choi's work has been exhibited at several museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. His work is held in collections at Philadelphia Museum of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, and Haggarty Museum of Art. Among others, his work has been published in, PDN, Der Greif Magazine, Photo Art, and Exposure. Online features include Lenscratch, New Direction at Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography, Conscientious, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Ain't Bad Magazine, Phases Magazine, Prism Photo Magazine and more. He holds an M.F.A in Photography from Pratt Institute.