David Khang is a board member at grunt gallery. Check out his upcoming exhibition in Toronto, Ontario.
Wrong Place / Mauvais Endroit / Lugar Incorrecto /틀린 장소
UPCOMING exhibition @ A Space Gallery
401 Richmond St., Suite 110, Toronto Ontario, M5V 3A8, (416)979-9633, Tuesday to Friday, 11-5, Saturday 12-5.
Exhibition: May 16 – June 14, 2014
Opening reception: Friday May 16, 6 – 8pm ; Performance: 7pm
Exhibition essay by Dina Al-Kassim
Wrong Place / Mauvais Endroit / Lugar Incorrecto /틀린 장소 is an ongoing series of site-specific public works that are performative.
By researching geopolitical histories, seemingly disparate political events are ‘remixed’ – cross-culturally and linguistically. Performed in various international sites – Nicosia (Cyprus), Santiago (Chile), Valdivia (Chile), Mexico City (Mexico), Edmonton and Montréal – each iteration centres on an iconic public speech, which is translated, then enunciated in multiple languages.
The result, at once dissonant and consonant, is intended to question our historic amnesia, and to trigger a re-imagining of their historical interconnectedness and continuing relevance to contemporary culture and geopolitics. At A Space Gallery, the work becomes a multimedia installation based on the original performances: painted military fatigue, flag-like photographs, a bicycle-powered mini-tank, and videodocumentation of the original site-specific performances.