10-10-10

You’ll note these comments stretched into 10-11-10. Brief spot in the AM for posting then more at lunch.

Cyanotype grid of business cards local to Koreatown collected and assembled by Gala Porras-Kim. I'm not sure of the title as I failed to pick up a works list. Sorry.

Cyanotype grid of business cards local to Koreatown collected and assembled by Gala Porras-Kim. I'm not sure of the title as I failed to pick up a works list. Sorry.

As promised we did visit Commonwealth and Council this Saturday. Gala Porras-Kim made use of Young Chung’s new residency-type front room to exhibit her findings over he two week immersion into the culture of LAs Koreatown. Interestingly she began her exploration by “driving the grid with Young and noting places he called out” like “That place makes the best (fill in the blank)” and “That’s where everybody’s grandmother goes!” The interesting part for me is Porras-Kim making use of a very personal and subjective guide to her information gathering. Something about it is touching. And honest – human tools aren’t objective. Comprehension isn’t comprehensive. (Maybe I’m overlaying my own expectations of scientific method here and Porras-Kim would wrinkle her forehead and ask me “Why?”)

Gala Porras-Kim from the exhibition "I Want to Prepare to Learn Something I Don't Know" at Commonwealth and Council. Description similar to the above - backs of business cards.

Gala Porras-Kim from the exhibition "I Want to Prepare to Learn Something I Don't Know" at Commonwealth and Council. Description similar to the above - backs of business cards.

I do need to go know, there’s more coming about Porras-Kim, Zapotec language study, the three person group show in Chung’s second room, more and as always more!

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