'I am Writing to You' exhibited as part of group show "One After Another, In Succession" at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.
A special work made upon invitation by curator Johanna Breiding, 'I am Writing to You'. A Doubled Text in Two Parts. is a text montage of letter correspondences, created in collaboration with Litia Perta, produced as a to-go text in edition of 500. The work contains quotes from Kathy Acker, McKenzie Wark, Paul Celan, Ingeborg Bachman, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville West, Rosmarie Waldrop, Edmond Jabès, Roland Barthes, Fleetwood Mac, Katherine Hubbard, Inga Svensson, Dylan Mira, Hélèn Cixous, Carmen Argote, Johanna Breiding, and Jennifer Moon.
The group exhibition also features work by Carmen Argote, Johanna Breiding, Harry Dodge, Charles Gaines, Ken Gonzales-Day, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Dylan Mira, Julie Tolentino, Alice Wang and Kim Zumpfe. It opens on October 24th and is up through December 5th, 2015. It explores the notion of tracing as a means to relocate and archive one's own memory, as unwritten history. Through bodily and linguistic acts of repetition, the act of tracing simulates not only a linear structure that is methodically repeated over time, but it also signifies the retelling of a narrative. Tracing is a form of copying, and therefore a form of questioning authenticity, authorship and ownership, and history. Acts of re-doing and re-formulating expose that which has been forgotten, left unsaid or made invisible, and in doing so present a multiplicity of stories and layered realities.
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