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Tear

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Tear

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Jaye Rhee
Korean, born 1973

Date

2002

Medium

Four channel video installation, HC-1

Accession #

2011.174

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 412

Description

In the four-channel video installation Tear, Jay Rhee turns a simple action into a poignant gesture. Plain white fabric is stretched across four screens. Rhee slowly walks through the screens—from one edge of the frame to the other—ripping the fabric as she walks. The action is hypnotic, while the sound it produces is unnerving. Rhee cleverly breaks down a concise scene into one seemingly aggressive gesture that mirrors perseverance and strength in the face of adversity.

Credit

Gift of Young-June Kiehm of Chung Choo Art Society