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White Dust From Mongolia
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Art Collection Highlights - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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The 4 pages of text are 2 copies of a Statement of Plans for Cha's "historical novel, of which the title is White Dust From Mongolia." In 1980 Theresa and her brother James traveled to Korea to shoot footage for Theresa's proposed film "White Dust From Mongolia." The film was never completed. Bernadette Cha (Theresa's sister) notes Theresa had difficulty in Korea shooting the film. Local authorities were suspicious of the cameras. Bernadette suggests Theresa as a result planned to publish a narrative book of "White Dust From Mongolia" then complete the film. See museum # 1992.4.22/81-90/92-96 /104-105/281
The Statement of Plans describes Theresa's ideas for the narrative book. The storyline is identical to that of the film. See museum# 1992.4.82/83. Theresa wished to incorporate in the book "the research I have been doing on amnesia, its relationship to speech function, and verbal amnesia, as part of the larger research I have been doing on Memory and Memory Processes." She also wished "to bring forth in this book, all the elements that are historical to lessen the physical geographical distance as well as the psychological distance of the Asian people from other ethnic cultures." "As the elements I have outlined are encompassed in the larger context of Memory which I would develop in this book as a collective source...where space and time superimpose within it."
Documentation Typewritten text on paper. 4 pages. w8.5 x h11 inches
Cha Collection

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