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Title
Untitled (the sand grain story)
Creator
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Date Created and/or Issued
1980
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Art Collection Highlights - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Rights Information
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Description
Typewritten text is by Cha. The text is similar to museum# 1992.4.95. The text begins: "this is one of the pages where the sand grain story begins. this is one of the pages where the sand grain kept itself. has since left. thirteen years ago. it was thirteen years ago. maybe fifteen". The black and white photograph is of a hand. The 20 photocopies and the signed/ dated photocopy are reproductions of the typewritten text and photograph.
The work was possibly intended to be an artist book by Cha. The pages are photocopies of the original text and photograph. As Cha copies the text and photograph repeatedly the text and photograph possibly become "one of the pages where the sand grain story begins". The story is repeated over and over as sand symbolizing time in an hour glass repeats. As sand of the soil moves and evolves.
See museum# 1992.4.95/166
Type
image
Format
Artist book Typewritten text on paper. A black and white photograph is attached to the paper. Photocopy.(20 copies). 2 photocopies. Signed and dated in pencil. w8.5 x h14 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf687004df
1992.4.121
Subject
Cha Collection
Artists' Books

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