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Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Collection
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An artist book by Cha. The book is handmade. The artist book alternates between photocopied text and mounted photographs. The artist book begins with "Transcription From A Friend's Memory Word For Word." The text moves in time from Berkeley December 1977 to Cha's arrival in the United States August 31, 1962 to High School September 1965 to June 1965. The text is a memory of the time. The accompanying photographs are a visual enhancement of the memories. The artist book was possibly a project for a photography class Cha attended at University of Berkeley 1977.78. See museum # 1992.4.320/516
This Photo-Essay is a documentation, a recording of events that has occurred in the past. The places photographed are actually existing places of these events, except for the friend's souvenir, which exists in an imaginary space that I have tried to locate physically, to identify and name in the represented image. I am excited by working with this concept, (to grossly simplify) of having the presence of the actual events and the actual place in the image, with the exception of the subject. The temporal and spatial value in the represented image seem to introduce a different orientation and meaning for me -I hope to continue in developing further these ideas" (statement of proposal museum #1992.4.321)
Artist book A black binder with plastic sleeves. The sleeves alternate between photocopied text and mounted black and white photographs. 11 sleeves. w10.75 x h11.5 inches
Cha Collection
Artists' Books