A breeze in spring,

a river at a distance,
to see the lights.
Sequinned

 

At Shimmer we ask how can one move through the world without permanently altering it? Can one go against desires to capture and fix meaning and image? Installed by the window Waterfall #2: Look at the View by Liu Chao-tze reflects the Rotterdam Port and ‘soothes’ the industrial zone with the sound of falling water and birds twittering away. Far from the sublime, we look at the view itself instead of something in particular. On two opposing walls of Shimmer, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan’s photographic archive has temporarily become Shimmer’s surface. A wallpaper, a collection, a collage of past and present. We think of this layering as a space in which communities and voices move over and through surface, over horizons and into distances.

 

LIU CHAO-TZE (b.1991, Taiwan) is an artist who mainly works with images, installation and publications. She completed a Master of Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2017. She takes pictures, not only in the sense of drawings, or photographs, but also as something that one produces in one’s mind.. Her work explores fantasy, memory, identities through the concept of the “exotic”. In May 2018, she co-founded Fotobook DUMMIES Day, a publication project focusing on photographic publications as a means of self-publishing, and establish a platform for the makers and the readers wherever conversations might become possible. She lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

 

KORNKRIT JIANPINIDNAN (b.1975, Thailand) is an artist who’s practice includes photographic techniques whereby images are not only taken for aesthetic significance, but for the possibility of creating opposition between reality and its indefinable and unanalysable substrates. His recent solo shows include Ballad Of A Thin Man, 338 OIDA Gallery, Bangkok; Project Sensibility, Bangkok City City Gallery, Bangkok; and, The passenger, 2015, Cloud, Bangkok. He lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.

Liu Chao-tze,Waterfall #2: Look At The View, 2017, lightboox, silkscreen. Photo courtesy of the artist and Shimmer.

Liu Chao-tze,Waterfall #2: Look At The View, 2017, lightboox, silkscreen. 

Photo courtesy of the artist and Shimmer.

Liu Chao-tze,Waterfall #2: Look At The View, 2017, lightboox, silkscreen. 

Photo courtesy of the artist and Shimmer.

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, mixed media installation, 2019

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