Liu Chao-tze and Kornkrit Jianpinidnan at Shimmer

Artists: Liu Chao-tze, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan

Curated by: Shimmer (Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik Hansma)

Venue: Shimmer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Date: June 22 – August 10, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Shimmer, Rotterdam

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.

On the edge of Rotterdam’s port, Shimmer is an exhibition space that operates with an ever-changing studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. Alongside the exhibitions are platforms such as the events program Sunday Mornings and the online mixtapes On the Waves, as a means to move through personal and public space. Shimmer is co-initiated by Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik Hansma.

Waterfall #2: Look At The View, Liu Chaot-tze, 2017

Waterfall #2: Look At The View, Liu Chaot-tze, 2017

Waterfall #2: Look At The View, Liu Chaot-tze, 2017

To See The Lights, Installation view, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, Installation view, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, Installation view, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, Installation view, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, details, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, details, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, details, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

To See The Lights, details, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, 2019

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