Choi Jeong-Hwa (Korea)
"About Being Irritated" -- The Death of a Robot, 1995
Fabric, air compressor, oil pressure equipment,
movement timer, cd player/speakers
approx. 700 x 200 x 500 cm.
Collection of the artist

Choi Jeong-Hwa (born 1961) is a Seoul-based artist who uses a wide spectrum of media
in his work, including video monitors, plastic molded animals, real and fake food, lights,
and wires. Inspired by the chaotic vibe of local outdoor markets, his work looks at the
attempts by museums to preserve art in a constantly changing and decaying world.

Choi Jeong-Hwa's installation About Being Irritated (1995) features a large inflated plastic
robot, which is located in the "small triangle" gallery. A 21' yellow robot lies fallen on its
back, and attempts to rise, over and over again, thus reflecting human beings' infatuation
with power and self-destruction.