Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

enunciating silence and



INDEXING MY MONOLOGUE (II), multi-channel video projections, graphite on wall
voiceless consonants, mal-configured airport speaker, steel bracket, 2 minute sound, dimensions variable




voiceless consonants, close-up detail




❙❙ voiceless consonants 00:00







close-up detail, video projection, graphite on wall





installation view





enunciating silence and, graphite, silicone, wood, paint, steel trestles, 36 x 80 inches each





close-up detail





enunciating silence and
, installation view




three / tree /       , number sign, nails





untitled (wrdpwrmdesy)
, graphite, legible pages, illegible pages, aluminum frame, d rings, 11 x 14 inches each





untitled (wrdpwrmdesy), graphite, legible pages, illegible pages, aluminum frame, d ring





untitled (wrdpwrmdesy)
close-up





enunciating silence and
2019

enunciating silence and translates the power, function, and meaning of the world’s “common language”, English, into a new system of relations. Studied through its own pedagogical words and institutional mechanisms of EFL/ESL, the language is re-articulated through video, sculpture, sound, and drawing. The exhibition establishes new, non-representational semiotic trajectories which break free from the pre-existing systems of readability. Chun constructs material, sonic, and linguistic abstractions that decenter English as a cultural hegemon: situating it as a “point of departure rather than the final destination of a newly configured scene of languaging”. (Rey Chow, Not Like a Native Speaker). enunciating silence and considers new departures for legibility, diaspora, and the untranslatable.