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