MTL - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Immatériel Live!


Thursday March 26, 2015, 7PM
Phi Centre (Espace A)


Even thirty years after the first publication of Dictée, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s experimental poetic novel continues to engage and fascinate readers, as does her intermedia practice which combined performance, film, video, visual arts, artist’s books, mail art and writing. Her work has inspired, fascinated and vexed viewers with its distinctive avant-garde plays with language and its profound explorations of diasporic identities, Korean-English-French translations and historical memory.

Join us for a unique evening of critical engagements, reflections and readings from and alongside Theresa Cha’s artworks and poetics. Readings from Dictée by performance artist Jihee Min and writer Liz Park will reanimate Cha’s book and explore its sources; cultural theorist Krista Lynes and curator Vincent Bonin will consider her artistic legacy and contribution to contemporary art; poets Sina Queyras and Jason Lewis will consider her poetics. The evening will be hosted by Cheryl Sim. The event is organized by Monika Kin Gagnon with DHC/ART.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Immatériel presented by DHC/ART and currently on view at the Phi Centre.

This presentation will be in French and English.

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