Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Born in South Korea in 1951, Cha was a San Francisco- based artist and writer who made an outstanding contribution of multidisciplinary work before her tragic death at the age of 31. Cha resourcefully worked with a bold variety of media from ceramics to performance, to concrete poetry, to video, to mail art, and more. Her best-known work, (and an essential contribution to The Book Lovers' artist novel collection) Dictée, is a novel of unorthodox structure that investigates the role of history, gender, and ethnicity in the construction of the identity. One week after Dictée was published, Cha was was brutally murdered by a security guard in New York City.
The Dream of the Audience is an upcoming film (yet to be released) about the life and work of this influential artist. Director Woo Jung Cho will discuss the film, and will share some advance clips with the audience. This event is organized in conjunction with The Book Lovers exhibition.
For more information about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and The Dream of the Audience, please visit http://theresahakkyungcha.com/