Sunday, October 22, 2000

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Exilée

An Installation for Super-8mm, Video & Sound

San Francisco Art Institute

Made possible through the cooperation of the Berkeley Art Museum

The late Korean-born Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s body of film, video, and installation has only recently begun to be appreciated. Cha’s delicate and profound installation Exilée (50 min.), which will be presented twice tonight (at 7:30pm and 9:00pm), was featured in CCAC’s Searchlight exhibition last fall, and will be included in a major retrospective of her work at the Berkeley Art Museum. (S. Anker) “A meditative, lyrical exploration of time, Exilée draws on the distinguishing characteristics of its two mediums, Super-8mm film and video. In the differences between the rhythm of the editing, the scale of the images, the quality and sources of the light, as well as the relationship between image and sound, Cha’s recurring concern with the theme of displacement emerges.” (Kathy Geritz)