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Title
La Chambre de Mao a 4 Heures
Creator
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Date Created and/or Issued
1981-1981
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
24 sections are cut out of a rectangle piece of plywood. The wood is painted white. A white piece of paper is attached to the back side of the plywood.
Translation: "The Room/ Chamber of Mao at 4 o'clock." Noting Cha's manipulation of language "chambre" could mean "room," "chamber," "to lock up," "dark room," "housemaid." All causing a feeling of closing in, oppression, darkness. This work is possibly a "monument to the dead". In the diary Cha kept during her visit to Korea in 1980 she refers to "a monument to the dead", "sealed time", "calendar", "ombre chinoise". 7 rough sketches accompany the text. The sketches are similar to "La Chambre de Mao a 4 Heures".
See museum# 1992.4.81.
Type
image
Format
Mixed media Carved plywood and rice paper with hand stenciled words and paint. The title is stenciled on the bottom in pencil. w22 x h35 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf4f59n6fh
1992.4.21