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Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

March 5, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Door: 1:40pm; Show: 2pm to 3:30pm [PROMPT]

Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

On the weekend of what would have been Cha’s 60th birthday (a full life cycle eventin the Chinese/Korean lunar calendar), Belladonna* and Kundiman gathernine poets to perform a staged reading from Dictee. Cha’s best known written work, Dictee focuses on the life of several women framed with theart of the Greek muses, yet in the cosmos of Shamanism and Daoism. Their struggle to speak and overcome suffering is enacted through a… mixture of media which destabilizes the notion of a progressive and seamlesshistory.

Participants to include: Tamiko Beyer, Sarah Gambito, Laura Hinton, Cathy Park Hong, Myung Mi Kim, Soomi Kim, Nathanaël, Alison Roh Park, Sina Queyras, Jen Shyu, Anne Waldman, Zhang Er

Join us for an afternoon of projected images, voices, pictorial characters, scholarly contextualization, a birthday cake, and surprises.

Screening of Cha’s video works courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Memorial Foundation.

Event is being filmed for Woo Jung Cho’s documentary on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, The Dream of the Audience.

Curated by Cara Benson, Sarah Gambito and Zhang

Admission: $8


March 5, 2011
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm