Exilee and Temps Morts: Selected Works (Paperback)

Exilee and Temps Morts: Selected Works By Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Constance M. Lewallen (Editor), Constance M. Lewallen (Introduction by), Ed Park (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Constance M. Lewallen (Editor), Constance M. Lewallen (Introduction by), Ed Park (Contributions by)
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In her radical exploration of cultural and personal identity, the writer and artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha sought “the roots of language before it is born on the tip of the tongue.” Her first book, the highly original postmodern text Dictee, is now an internationally studied work of autobiography. This volume, spanning the period between 1976 and 1982, brings together Cha’s previously uncollected writings and text-based pieces with images. Exilee and Temps Morts are two related poem sequences that explore themes of language, memory, displacement, and alienation—issues that continue to resonate with artists today. Back in print with a new cover, this stunning selection of Cha’s works gives readers a fuller view of a major figure in late twentieth-century art.

Copublished by Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

About the Author


Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) was a poet, filmmaker, and artist who earned her BA and MA in comparative literature and her BA and MFA in art from the University of California, Berkeley.

Constance M. Lewallen is Adjunct Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Among her books are A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s and The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520391598
ISBN-10: 0520391594
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 290
Language: English