2 channel 16mm film, black and white, sound, holographic plexiglass, sound, latex, metal, red, sun, moon
TRT Channel 1: 02:44
TRT Channel 2: 03:18
TRT Sound: 01:30:00
Curated by John Rasmussen
Midway Contemporary Art
-It is Character #2 who returns, gives memory to Character #1.
-#2 is the retriever (the activator) of the memory of the narrative by the process of recounting the Recit.
-#2 is the voice for #1
-#2 and #1 are the same becomes the same
-#1 is the memory For #2
-#1 is the specter memory, imagination (decaying sense) Of #2
-#2 is one who searches #1
– Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, White Dust From Mongolia, 1980
contrapunctual begins a series of 16mm film installations imagining scenes of White Dust From Mongolia, the unfinished project of late artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. An afterimage, a double projection, a fourth dimension, a memento mori between always and already. When first performing a scene from White Dust in 2020, sounds began hissing from a microphone made with a latex tube soaked in Mugwort. This reverse transmission, later audible as 1540 AM Radio Korea, has been playing ever since: a stuttering rhythm of clipped talk, baseball, bells, pop and white noise rising and looping in conversation.
This soundtrack was broadcast on 90.3 FM Twin Cities Community Radio for the duration of the Blood Moon Eclipse on 2022/07/15. An accompanying magazine of rememory and research including tesseracts, dreams, Feng Shui, and pink was produced by PROVENCE as part of the SS22 issue.