Jesse Chun Jesse Chun


WORKBOOK, single-channel,7 mins 24 secs, 2017, with sound 

WORKBOOK actively employs mistranslation as a poetic form to unlearn and re-interpret the pedagogical language about the English language, using found imagery, text, and audio from various standardized tests, workbooks, and youtube tutorials. WORKBOOK presents other translations of the world's "common language" — rooted in diaspora, untranslatability, and their possibilities.