Carved plywood and rice paper with hand stenciled words and paint. The title is stenciled on the bottom in pencil.
w22 x h35 inches
24 sections are cut out of a rectangle piece of plywood. The wood is painted white. A white piece of paper is attached to
the back side of the plywood.
Translation: "The Room/ Chamber of Mao at 4 o'clock." Noting Cha's manipulation of language "chambre" could mean "room," "chamber,"
"to lock up," "dark room," "housemaid." All causing a feeling of closing in, oppression, darkness. This work is possibly a
"monument to the dead". In the diary Cha kept during her visit to Korea in 1980 she refers to
"a monument to the dead", "sealed time", "calendar", "ombre chinoise". 7 rough sketches accompany the text. The sketches
are similar to
"La Chambre de Mao a 4 Heures".