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Jeamin Cha: Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III

September 23, 2020 - December 12, 2020

A still from Jeamin Cha's film "Sound Garden, (2019). Viewed from below, a large mechanical arm reaches toward a tall tree. Grey fabric wraps around the tree's trunk, and ropes connect the mechanical arm and the trunk. Two other ropes hang down from upper branches.

Culminating her residency at KADIST San Francisco, Jeamin Cha’s solo exhibition explores the relationship between depression, anxiety, and late capitalism. Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III is her first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

Cha’s newly commissioned film, sculptures, and drawings reflect on the ambivalence and complexities of these issues through the lens of mental health counseling. Her recent film Sound Garden (2019) provides an intimate insight into the psyche of female counselors as reflections on their own experiences and observations of society intersect with scenes of large trees being transported to the city. Expanding on her research, through conversations with counseling chatbots and AI therapists, Ellie’s Eye (2020) examines the intricacies of mental health, as well as the use and effects of new technologies in the field.

Through the eyes of dogs and virtual avatars, Cha examines the ways in which our health is impacted by the isolation and dislocation we face in a neoliberal society. Troubleshooting Mind I, II, III weaves together a personal and poetic examination of the human mind and the world we live in.


September 23, 2020
December 12, 2020
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BIPOC artist(s), Women artist(s)
Event Type
Visual Art, Film & Video
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By Appointment


3295 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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