May 6 – 28, 2005
Exhibition, Artist Talk

About the Program

David Khang's exhibition Oral—Fecal featured a pool of ink into which video was projected onto as the centrepiece of a sculptural installation. The work is based on Khang's performance Linea Lingua, originally produced in California in 2004. Elements of calligraphy, spoken language, and ideas of meaning "at the limits of rational, articulate speech" are incorporated into the visual work.

During the opening of the exhibition, David Khang also performed his new work (vag) Anal Painting. Khang states: "Impossibly embedded into my work is my body that is gendered and racialized. How can ambiguous resistance be maintained (and meaning deferred) against fixed readings of the body? I interrogate notions of tradition, authenticity, and perceived cultural/linguistic 'otherness.'"

An artist talk occurred on May 12, 2005.


2005.0506 ORA


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