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Audience Distant Relative
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Date Created and/or Issued
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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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A handmade artist book by Cha. The 7 sheets of paper are to fold in half and form 7 cards. Printed in black ink on the front of 6 cards is the title or subject of that card. The text inside further explores or explains the subject/title. Printed on the seventh card is Cha's name and the date of publication. The seventh card is signed and dated. One of the copies of "Audience Distant Relative" was owned by Hreinn Fridennsson, Galerie Finigal, Amsterdam, Holland. Cha exhibited at the gallery in 1977.
The subject/title of the 6 cards are: "audience distant relative," "letter sendereceiver," "object/subject," "messenger," "between delivery," and "echo." In the text Cha defines the subject/title of the cards. For example "audience distant relative"-"you are the audience / you are my distant audience / i address you / as i would a distant relative...." The titles/text focus on communication. Cha is defining the recipients and messengers of language. She is also exposing the "in-between," the space between words. The unspoken or the "echo" and "between delivery." This is the place where imagination and the multiple layers and meanings of language exist. Cha created a mail art project titled same in 1978. See museum # 1992.4.36 / 63 / 64 / 65 / 551 / 552 / 558 / 559
Artist book Artist book. Black print on 7 sheets of white paper. Printed on both sides. (3 copies) w8.5 x h11 inches
Cha Collection
Artists' Books

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