THE POLE

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Adele Dipasquale
The pain to speak, the pain not to (for Theresa)
The Pole, Rotterdam
October 15 – Novemeber 15, 2021


reading along-side
writing from dictation
trying to attune to the whispers of ghosts
the poorly photocopied image I see
She speaks with the voice of others
summoning Other voices

the things that exceed their names
endeavour of translation
the longing to
the failure to understand
the failure to
evoke mnemosine, memory
in the attempt to speak
the possessed starts to stutter
“the tongue that is forbidden is your own mother tongue”
the tongue that is forgotten is your own mother tongue


Exercise in mediumship by Adele Dipasquale: the work is an homage to the oeuvre of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982).

“She mimics the speaking. That might resemble speech”. So begins the opening section of “Dictée” by writer and artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Cha was born in Busan, Korea, in a refugee camp during the war in 1951 and emigrated to the US at the age of twelve, in 1962. She studied art and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley from 1969 to 1978; her work includes performances, film, video and artist books. In 1982 she was raped and murdered by a security guard in New York; a week later “Dictée” was published.


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Adele Dipasquale (Italy, 1994) is a visual artist currently based in Den Haag (NL), where she has recently graduated from the MA Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK). Her work is mainly constituted by moving images, analog film, photography, voice and writing. Her practice deals with the politics of language and the relationship between magical thought and words. Her research starts from a deep inquiry of the power of naming: how words produce worlds and how language divides things into categories and thus allows for certain things to exist and not for others. In this process, she tries to look for strategies of refusal and, possibly, reparation from normative definitions and taxonomies.

www.adeledipasquale.com


Adele Dipasquale
The pain to speak, the pain not to (for Theresa), 2021
cyanotype on poplin cotton, fucus algae
140 x 120 cm