Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

writings (bite the tongue)



untitled (wrdpwrmdesy),
 pigment print;  writings, graphite on wall
if you weren't saying anything, silicone, pigment print, etched latex, graphite powder, mdf, envelope, all 2020






if you weren't saying anything
, silicone, pigment print, etched latex, graphite powder, mdf, envelope, 2020






















translations (on evidence, untranslatable futures, and other evidence) III
UV curing on mirrored dibond, pigment paper, aluminum frame, 2020







voiceless consonants
, 2 minute sound, mal-configured airport speaker, steel bracket, amp, 2020 







untitled (wrdpwrmdesy), pigment print;  writings, graphite on wall








writings (bite the tongue) presents sculpture and sound installation that addresses the bureaucratic and institutional mechanisms of language and legibility. Working with a range of found materials that render one readable as a subject — such as audio pronunciation tutorials for the world’s “common language”, English; watermarks for authenticating bureaucratic documents and certificates; and materiality of handwriting such as graphite, Chun actively mistranslates and re-authors the pre-existing devices of power, control, and meaning. Through visual, sonic, and semiotic abstractions, she considers new poetics of legibility, interiority, and the untranslatable.


https://www.doosanartcenter.com/en/exhibit/1416