Between the Teeth / Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
organised by Unbidden Tongues (Isabelle Sully and Matt Hinkley)
28 November 2021 - 22 January 2022
Photography: Maartje Fliervoet
We are happy to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Between the Teeth. Between the Teeth is a collaboration between Isabelle Sully and Matt Hinkley (Unbidden Tongues) that will showcase diverse material from the legacy of Korean- American multimedia artist and writer Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (Busan 1951 - New York 1982) in partnership with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film
Archive. Her multilingual oeuvre includes artists’ books, mail art, performance, audio, video, film and installation, based on an embodied thinking about mother tongue and forced migration. Her non-conformist experimental novel Dictée is an influential work in the context of identity, ethnicity and gender.
Between the Teeth is part of a new series of exhibitions running until the summer of 2022. The title of this sequence, Inwardly luscent, is a quote from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Inwardly luscent emphasises opulent inner worlds, testifying to their capacity for resistance. In various ways, each exhibition deals with processes of figuring out one’s own way of living within all kinds of imposed systemic limitations.