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Etang [eta], s.m. Pond, pool, mere
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Cha (Theresa H.K.) Collection
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5 cards have text printed in black. The title of the work is printed on one card. "Etang," "being," "Being" and "emptiness" are printed on the remaining 4 cards. A blank card separates the cards "being" and "Being.
See museum# 1992.4.28
See museum# 1992.4.97 / 98 for description of Line, Berkeley, CA.
Etang" defined in French means pond, pool. Cha has added "mere" (mother, source, reason) to the definition. "m." is French masculine. "s." I am unsure to the meaning. The text/cards read in order: "etang," "being," blank card, "Being" and "emptiness." The reader can substitute a definition of "etang" and read the text, ie. "pond," "being," blank card (empty), "Being," "emptiness." I believe the blank card symbolizes empty/emptiness and/or any other word the reader wishes to add. The word does not matter as all remains "emptiness." "Etang" was distributed by Line, Berkeley, CA in 1978. This version does not have a card with copyright and distributor listed. Line was a service organization of artists assisting artists. Cha was on the board of Directors.
Mail Art An envelope with 6 cards printed black on white card stock. w6 x h4.5 inches
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