ISCP TalkSeptember 7, 2010
Salon: Nicolas Grum (Chile) and Jiandyin (Thailand)
Nicolas Grum will present a selection of video works and I See Nothing, a work in progress developed during his residency at ISCP that addresses ideas of security, paranoia, systems and the absurd. Grum questions the idea of authority and the operation of established systems, and plays with concepts including the unstable, failure, disaster, environment and adaptation. His work is developed through diverse artistic mediums, particularly video, drawing and installation and irony and humor is present in most.
Nicolas Grum was born in San Miguel, Chile, in 1977. He studied visual arts at U.C. Santiago de Chile. In the last two years his work has been part of the Trienal de Chile, 2009; Beijing Biennial, 2009 and several groups shows in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santa Cruz, Berlin and Shanghai.
Jiandyin (Pornpilai & Jiradej Meemalai) will show Stop E-motion, a seven minute stop-motion video edited from everday fragments of the artists’ lives, including photographs, drawings and notes. On Adaptation will also be presented. This 13 minute video shows the artists portraying a couple who struggle and attempt to balance the tension, instability and insecurity in their relationship.
Jiandyin is a duo of artists from Thailand. Their works look at the tension in human relationships. They also project an awareness of ‘living together as an adaptation’ in our rapidly globalizing world. In 2010, they began a participation project called Dialogue, an ongoing collaborative drawing of Thai / Thai American couples who live in United States. They will participate in The Penang Island Sculpture Project, Penang Island, Malaysia in 2011. Upcoming exhibitions include Art Live World at Chair and the Maiden Gallery, New York in September 2010 and a solo show at Kokoro Studio, San Francisco, CA, in November 2010.