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Perte Loss
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Art Collection Highlights - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Original rough script for Cha's video performance titled "Perte Loss." "Perte" translated in French means "loss, waste, leakage, discharge." See museum# 1992.4.114-117
A general outline of Cha's video performance "Perte Loss." The video performance is unfinished. Cha proposed the work for Video Free America performance series, 1979. She disagreed with the organization of the series and withdrew her entry. "Perte Loss" includes 2 video monitors and Cha "behind the glass also as a video image". Themes of "Perte Loss" are "loss of time", "passage of time", loss-memory", "waiting time". "Lost Loss of time (relative) everyday having the value- worker. Everyday with different value meaning with change of context". "Passage of time- time interval everything always in the past. The present is mere acknowledgement". "Loss- memory, therefore language to to describe the image to recall". "Waiting time- different value all together".
Documentation Typewritten text on paper. Handwritten additions in pencil. 3 pages. w8.5 x h11 inches
Cha Collection
Video Art