Box Animal Face — Self-portrait in Energy Level, 1993-94

“Energies (desires) that exist within structural frameworks, such as the capitalist system, constantly clash. In the West, Gilles Deleuze described these conflicts in terms of separations and flows of energy, while Eastern theories claim that the human body is merely a vessel containing inner energy. This self-portrait is based on combinations of Western and Eastern philosophies. The smaller box contains energy that I accumulated by placing my toe in the box for a short time; the second box contains energy gathered by placing my genitals in the appropriately shaped aperture for approximately 15 minutes. The two boxes are physically separated but also forcibly bound together with straps.” Cody Choi

Box for Multiple Penises: Study of Male Energy
Wood, Banding Straps
22.86×101.6×195.58 cm
1994

Scamps, Scram 01 (Self Portrait in Energy Level)
Wood, Banding Straps
1994

Bad Drawing
(Post-Conceptual Poem Based on Western Body Theory)

Ink on Paper
1992-93