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Michael Joo

Devolution

BY HANAE KO

Salt Transfer Cycle, 1993–95, still from eight-minute video. Photo by and courtesy the artist.

In the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, within walking distance of New York City’s only Ikea, there is an area of nondescript buildings near a stretch of low-income housing projects. One of these premises houses the studio of Michael Joo, who greeted me at the door, on a day this past July, happy to see that I had found the address. He said that many visitors have trouble finding him, and subsequently…

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