Gabey Tjon a Tham is an installation artist working with a variety of media and art forms. Over the years, her work developed from two-dimensionality towards interdisciplinary attitudes. Through this she realised the potential of sound and site specific installations to engage the audience with a given space.
Her work consists of re-contextualized excerpts from reality that acquire their form within an architectural space. Midst this dialogue the perceiver is reverted to a process of reflection on its own thoughts, memories and dreams. Within this spaceless – timeless sanctuary the elements of the piece develop new relations to each other and their surroundings.
In this talk, Gabey Tjon A Tham explains how her work developed from explorations of two dimensional surfaces to site specific installations and sound, leading to her recent sound and light pieces, among which is also the work she showed at the Sonica festival exhibition - Repetition at my distance )))))). She speaks about this work, which is also her graduation work, as the most recent phase of her explorations of sound, light, movement and site specificity. She places it in the context of Kabakov's notion of the total installation, from the elements of which she builds a genealogy of her own installation works.
This talk was recorded at the ArtistTalk - Third Culture symposium at Sonica Festival in November 2012. In the symposium, we questioned the notion of a Third Culture based on what it claimed to be a gradual but accelerating fusion of the “two cultures” of the humanities and science.
More info and symposium program: sonica.si/2012/11/16/symposium/
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