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Title
The Word
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
Cha (Theresa H.K.) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
9 slides and 5 photographs documenting Cha's work "The Word." "The Word" consists of black print on 1 yellow t-shirt and black print on 4 white t-shirts. 5 slides document the work, 4 slides are duplicates. 5 slides are numbered #1-#5 in black pen. These slides are also titled, dated and include descriptions of the work.
Words are printed on each t-shirt. The text reads: "THE WORD (LE MOT),""AMARE..SINASM," "A MERRY CAN ISM," "A! MER IN CAN ISM," "A MARR CAN ISM." Cha is manipulating the word "Americanism." She is reducing the word to minimal units and transforming the word through this manipulation. Through this process Cha exposes the multiple meanings to the viewer and creates new relationships. The multiple interpretations give multiple dimensions to the work and the audience is left free to imagine, remember, define. (MFA Thesis 1978). The slides were discovered in a tin slide case.
Type
image
Format
Documentation 9 color slides. 5 color photographs. w1.5 x h1 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf35800279
1992.4.133
Subject
Cha Collection
Intermedia