Down the Melting Pot

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Down the Melting Pot

Drawing upon the associations between people, culture and place, and relating it to the concept of a hot pot cuisine, “Down the Melting Pot” will bring audiences into an intercultural journey through the perspectives of young contemporary artists, whom in particular, often welcome the possibilities of forging memories, empathy and meaning with the cultural constructs of a place as they spark the inspirations and impulses to create. With a varied selection of moving images from around the world, including experimental shorts, video art, animation and performance art, the exhibition will highlight the myriad of sensibilities, cogitation and imagination made possible with intercultural exchange between people and people, and between people and place. The diverse works will each express a unique commentary about an individual or a collective issue as inspired by the cultural experience in a specific setting – ranging from the spread of popular media, consumerism and technology; the impacts of gentrification; to the abstract ideas of the self and relationships. Audiences are also encouraged to reflect upon the peculiar symbiotic connections between people, culture and place, through the artists’ unique interpretations of their personal encounters with different geographical locations. The screening will be followed by a discussion participated by artists Shir Handelsman, Sujin Lim, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Gianluca Abbate, as well as curators Jaxton Su and Nien-Ting Chen.

  • Date 13 Jul
  • Venue CloudTheatre.com - cloudtheatre.com
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Price Free
  • Platform Watch Online
  • Genres
    Film
  • Languages English

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13 July 2021 (Tuesday)

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Drawing upon the associations between people, culture and place, and relating it to the concept of a hot pot cuisine, “Down the Melting Pot” will bring audiences into an intercultural journey through the perspectives of young contemporary artists, whom in particular, often welcome the possibilities of forging memories, empathy and meaning with the cultural constructs of a place as they spark the inspirations and impulses to create. With a varied selection of moving images from around the world, including experimental shorts, video art, animation and performance art, the exhibition will highlight the myriad of sensibilities, cogitation and imagination made possible with intercultural exchange between people and people, and between people and place. The diverse works will each express a unique commentary about an individual or a collective issue as inspired by the cultural experience in a specific setting – ranging from the spread of popular media, consumerism and technology; the impacts of gentrification; to the abstract ideas of the self and relationships. Audiences are also encouraged to reflect upon the peculiar symbiotic connections between people, culture and place, through the artists’ unique interpretations of their personal encounters with different geographical locations. The screening will be followed by a discussion participated by artists Shir Handelsman, Sujin Lim, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Gianluca Abbate, as well as curators Jaxton Su and Nien-Ting Chen.

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Additional Information

Participating Artists

  • Chen Jiexiao
  • Chulayarnnon Siriphol
  • Darae Baek
  • Emily Downe
  • Gianluca Abbate
  • Jeppe Lange
  • Karel van Laere
  • Mao Mao
  • Shir Handelsman
  • Sujin Lim
  • Trance Zone Family
  • Yasmine Anlan Huang

Participating Artists and Curators for Post-Screening Discussion

Artists

  • Shir Handelsman
  • Sujin Lim
  • Darae Baek
  • Chulayarnnon Siriphol
  • Gianluca Abbate

Curators

  • Jaxton Su
  • Nien-Ting Chen

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About the Curators

Jaxton Su, Singapore
Jaxton Su is an independent visual artist and curator from Singapore. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Holding a Master of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, UK, Jaxton is keen on challenging traditional formats of presenting art. His curatorial projects have been presented internationally in a wide array of festivals, exhibitions and biennales.

Nien-Ting Chen, Taiwan
Nien-Ting Chen is a visual artist and curator based in Taiwan. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Art at the Liverpool School Of Art & Design at LJMU, Liverpool. The award-winning artist has held countless solo and group exhibitions as well as curatorial projects around the world since 2011.

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