Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2013-14

(Baltimore, MD)Joyce Yu-Jean Lee


FIREWALL is a collaborative research project and interactive internet cafe installation that investigates and fosters dialogue about the parameters of Internet censorship and the manipulation of information between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China. This public research project will be visually represented in two evolving forms: 1) A physical wall constructed in the cafe identifying words as "firewalled" in their respective countries and spray-painted as graffiti on bricks. 2) A virtual database of screen shots logged daily with each censored search return from both Google and Baidu catalogued into a "library" website.


Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is an artist who works primarily in video installation, drawing, and photography. She hails from Dallas, TX and has a M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Joyce has participated in various supported artist residencies, and has exhibited on the east coast, and in various international locations. She is the recipient of a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award; and a 2010 So-Hamiltonian Fellowship. The Washington Post included her Passages exhibition in their “Top 10 Best Art Gallery Shows” in D.C. in 2012. Joyce currently teaches part-time at MICA and The Corcoran College of Art + Design.