Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

name against the same sound



 armo(u)r, 2018, sublimation dye transfer on aluminum, wooden frame, 40 x 30 inches





neither nor, 2018, concrete, 16 x 16 inches





name against the same sound, installation view




WORKBOOK, 2018-2017, text vinyl, wall paint, single-channel video





sound natural, 2018, 2 minute audio on airport speaker, wire
i write well (drawing I), 2018, graphite on wall
glossary, 2018, pigment and graphite in a frame, 11 x 8.5 inches






❙❙ Sound Natural (excerpt) 00:00







sound natural; no on ou no (I); armo(u)r, 2018





no on ou no (I), 2018, pigment on linen decal, 11 x 8.5 inches




no on ou no (II), 2018, pigment on linen decal, 11 x 8.5 inches





no on ou no (II), 2018, pigment on linen decal, 11 x 8.5 inches
name against the same sound, 2018, pigment print, 50 x 30 inches





name against the same sound, 2018, pigment print, 50 x 30 inches




name against the same sound
organized by Howie Chen at Baxter St CCNY, New York, 2018

name against the same sound investigates the English language through E.S.L (English as a Second Language) pedagogy. Chun draws from a diasporic relationship to language to re-interpret English pedagogy through a multilingual and non-linear perspective. Her work explores the ideological machinery underlying the process of cultural assimilation and translation, focusing on the hegemony of English and the subjectivization of non-native speakers in the process of learning the language. Chun’s works consider conditions and aesthetics of readability. The provocation consistent in the exhibition is a decentering of English as the world’s most dominant, “common” language: Could English ever become secondary? Could visual language come first? Could poetry, or 한글?