Kaela Mei-Chee Chambers
Worksheet No. 156

As part of the ongoing project Workbook for the Year of the Metal Rat, this piece was created in response to Jonas Mekas’s As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty. The worksheet, printed on transparency film and projected via a classroom overhead projector, draws from Chambers’s own childhood in SoHo in the 1990s, and imagines the worksheet and video as question and answer.
KAELA MEI-CHEE CHAMBERS is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in New York City. Combining text, imagery, and installation, Chambers examines an absurdist desire to define and quantify healing; a frantic need for (and, sometimes, failing of) structure in times of personal crisis, and the language constructed around that need.