Jesse Chun

["On Paper", Installation View]

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"On Paper" Installation View, 2014

Archival Inkjet Prints, Dimensions Variable

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In this body of work titled "On Paper", I explore notions of identity, homeland and mobility. Drawing from my transcultural experience, I investigate bureaucratic travel identification documents to examine the ways in which our identities are validated across borders. In Part I, I recontextualize various passports’ watermarks into large-scale landscapes by employing methods of appropriation, scanning, and digital manipulation. In Part II, I construct concrete poems and photographs out of immigration documents by folding, organizing, layering, and erasing selective texts. I transform bureaucratic information to construct metaphors of our collective transit and identity.

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