Eugene Choi – (episode 199)

“I don’t need to put it on my to-do list, I just do it” – Eugene Choi talking about dancing.


“I think my work is about intimacy and connection… but isn’t all work?.. good work at least?” – Eugene Choi


Eugene Choi is totally rad and compassionate and genius!

We sung michael jackson – heal the world and talked around:

  • being anemic and still being friendly
  • making  a plan
  • residencies
  • plaster slabs
  • art school
  • sydney festival
  • ambition
  • Scum Ballet at artspace
  • having a practise as an artist and having side gigs as a performer
  • underbelly arts festival with marcus whale
  • being an inert body vs becoming a performer

I call myself a sculpter even those most of my work is performative – Eugene Choi

  • family and making work about them
  • making work to avoid awkward conversations
  • being confused

“what means a lot to me is living as an asian in Australia” – Eugene Choi

  • language barriers
  • languages of intimacy
  • growing up in the north shore

I hate the cheese but i’m all cheese – Eugene Choi

  • the cost of the always working parent
  • internalised racism
  • being passionately melancholic

I’m not making work for them, I’m making work for me – Eugene Choi

  • doing a lot of things
  • effort and hope

Aren’t we all crazy? – Eugene Choi


  • thinking about love and making work
  • deadlines
  • controlling your work
  • juxtaposing your object with your body
  • video work
  • isolating oneself while working
  • feeling responsible for people
  • clichès
  • making autobiographical work
  • drinking lots of water

Ideally I just wanna be making work all the time – Eugene Choi


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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