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Title
A BLE W AIL
Creator
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Date Created and/or Issued
1975-1975
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Original documentation. 28 black and white photographs documenting Cha's performance titled "A BLE W AIL." The typewritten sheet is a description of the performance. The sheet and photographs are contained in clear sleeves in a black binder.
See museum #1992.4.33-34/37/169
Mouth to Mouth" a video by Cha was also shown at the exhibition with "A BLE WAIL," Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA. 1975.
A BLE W AIL" was performed in 1975 at Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley. CA. "In this piece, I want to be the dream of the audience. An environment, a curtain made from cheese cloth was hung, separating the performer's space and that of the viewer. The effect on the viewing of the performance is that of seeing through opaque-transparency. Inside the performer's space are lighted candles also reflected by pieces of mirror placed behind them, creating an oval shape area. The performer is wearing a white robe and 20 meters of black and red cloth underneath. The movements performed are divided into spaces that contain movement and space that are still. The sound and time are also divided into sound.silence parts." Movement is similar to dance.
Type
image
Format
Documentation black-and-white photograph w8.25 x h11.5 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf1g50012k
1992.4.32
Subject
Cha Collection
Performance Art