Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

name against the same sound



name against the same sound, installation view at baxter st.ccny, new york, ny 2018








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








neither nor, 2018, concrete, 16 x 16 inches








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?