Artist Projects

MAGO


Dohee Lee

MAGO is a performance installation integrating music, dance, animation, ritual and mudangism (Korean shamanism). Through an exploration of the myth of Mago and Dohee Lee’s own story, the piece unfolds in 10 chapters. The project will culminate in a series of presentations at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in November 2014. 


Mago is the creator goddess in ancient Korean mythology, central to the practice of shamanism. The legend of Mago outlines this piece, which aims to express the interconnectedness of dreams and reality, past, present and future lives, karma and destiny, microcosm and macrocosm. The work itself will be a cleansing/purging ritual, an intensely personal journey of birth, self-discovery, confrontation, action and re-birth, embracing spirituality, politics and healing.

Project Updates

  • 2014: Lee premieres her Creative Capital Project at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco