Theresa Hak Kyung Cha´s Dictée
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In this reading group, between rongwrong and Manifold Books, we will share and discuss excerpts from Korean-American artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha´s (Busan 1951 - New York 1982) experimental and influential book Dictée. The session will explore the challenging diversity of genres, textualities, and modes of speech of the unorthodox and undefinable Dictée. Reading out loud excerpts and unpacking how these words, in our guests' voices, can be “looking for the roots of language before it's born in the tip of the tongue,” quoting Hak Kyung Cha.
With Maartje Fliervoet, Sara Giannini, Chaelim Kwon, Isabelle Sully, Mia You, and Arnisa Zeqo.
For this occasion we have permission to live broadcast 'Monologues', an audio piece by Cha. The piece will not be archived.
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Monologue, 1977, typewritten text on paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, aired on KPFA Radio Station, Berkeley.
This radio show is a live iteration of the reading group Lineages, initiated by Arnisa Zeqo and Sara Giannini at Manifold Books. A close reading on Dictée and a common thread between Between the Teeth, by Isabelle Sully and Matt Hinkle at Manifold Books, and a forthcoming project at rongwrong, curated by Sara Giannini and Arnisa Zeqo. Both focus on the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and her legacy.