how did you discover dictee?

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Dictee (Artist's Book)This week I received three copies of Dictee from various used book stores around the country. One of the best things about working on this project has been introducing people to Dictee. I usually go to to find used copies from Tanam Press or Third Women Press. These editions are a bit worn out but from cover to cover holds true to Cha’s original design for her artist’s book.

Dictee is an amazing work that is still relatively unknown outside the academic, art and literary circles. Tell us how you discovered Dictee. If enough people respond, we may be able to illustrate the connections graphically. You can login with Disqus using your facebook, twitter, yahoo or openID profile to leave comments. You can also leave comments without logging in.


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4 Responses to how did you discover dictee?

  1. Woo Jung Cho February 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris introduced me to Cha’s work in 2003.

  2. Soomi February 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I met a Chinese poet name Xianxing Wong after my friend/collaborator Jen Shyu’s gig in Brooklyn. We ended up taking the subway back together and I asked him who were some of his influences. He mentioned Cha and Dictee. I was intrigued that Cha was Korean, so I went to St. Mark’s bookstore and picked up the last copy they were carrying.

  3. Judifer Yellich June 16, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    I was a good friend of Theresa’s at U.C. Berkeley, Dept. of Art, and later when she worked at Pacific Film Archive.

  4. Antonia Wynn September 15, 2014 at 1:50 am #

    I was doing research on Korean Women Visual Artists. I was looking for inspiration on an art project about my mother. My mother had a mysterious but complex past, stories of her origins varied with time and the people she told.
    It was difficult to find Korean Women Visual Artists. When I found Theresa Hak Kyung Cha I found the inspiration that I needed. If you are interested in the work I did of my Mother I can send samples upon request.

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