Title:Barren Cave Mute
Creator:Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
Description:Original documentation. 26 black and white photographs documenting Cha's performance titled "Barren Cave Mute." The typewritten text is a description of the performance.
See museum# 1992.4.210
Cha performed "Barren Cave Mute" at The University of California, Berkeley, CA. 1974. Three pieces of white paper 10 x 4 feet were hung laterally in the room. Words in white wax were written on the paper. The room was dark. "A single lighted candle was used for the performance. As the flame came in contact with the wax paper, it began to melt the wax, exposing the words to the viewers." (unpublished description by Cha).
cavE barreN" is written on the first panel. "mutE" on the second panel. The third panel is blank.