Intimately | curated by Brian Curtin@ H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

H GALLERY BANGKOK

 

INTIMATELY

Curated by Brian Curtin

 

August 2 – August 27 2012

Hanspeter Ammann/Tada Hengsapkul/Simon Larbalestier/Viet Le/Liam Morgan/Imhathai Suwatthanasilp/Waswo X. Waswo

 

Bangkok, Thailand. H Gallery Bangkok is very pleased to announce a group exhibition of photography that explores intimacy as a vexed rather than an assured relationship between people. Intimacy is typically understood as a state that can claim insights and understandings which are not generally accessible and are therefore all the more valuable. But, inspired by a number of examples across art, literature and film, this exhibition explores how the pursuit of intimacy can lead to estrangement, divergent desires and confusion, amongst other unpredicted responses.

The title, Intimately, is a qualifier rather than a statement, suggesting a certain lack of definitiveness and an invite to question or debate.

 

Intimately opens with mix of works by Tada Hengsapkul that explore the performative dimensions of physical intimacy with ideas about seduction, power and even disgust. Viet Le challenges how we might decide the terms of closeness and, therefore, distance in personal encounters with others. Imhathai Suwatthanasilp contemplates a relationship between intimate self-reflection and self-effacement; and Hanspeter Ammann plays with a sublimation of the unruly desires that can attend the pursuit of intimacy. Simon Larbalestier and Liam Morgan seek reflections of private experience in the world at large. And Waswo X. Waswo humorously explodes the politics of what is means to conflate intimacy with understanding.

The very notion of intimacy relates to ideas about the nature of photography, in terms of proximity and privileged knowledge. The artists in Intimately employ various types of photography, including snapshot, portraiture, theatrical, and historical. But, like the relationships explored – between the subjects of the works, the photographer and our engagement – questions and challenges, not closure, provide the order of understanding.

 

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Intimately exhibition poster

Intimately email invite

© Waswo X. Waswo A Local Photographer and his Wife, 2007, black and white digital photograph hand-colored by Rajesh Soni, 61 x 40.6 cm

© Simon Larbalestier “Long Gun”, Bangkok, 2011, from the series “Alphaville part-1”, giclée
photograph mounted on board, numbered 1/25, paper size 60cm x 46cm,
image size 48cm x 32cm

© Simon Larbalestier Pedroes, Bangkok, 2011, from the series ” Alphaville part-1″, giclée photograph mounted on board, numbered 1/25, paper size 60cm x 46cm, image size 49cm x 32cm

 

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Thinking Media | Professor’s Exhibition @Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea

Thinking Media
Opening: 16th June 2012
Convention hall, Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea
Invited Artists
Jung Hee Choi (USA)
Michael CROFT (UK)
Jung-Chul HUR (Korea)
Simon LARBALESTIER (UK)
Jack MALIPAN (Poland)
David MRUGALA (Germany)
Nikos PAPADIMITRIOU (Greece)
Jinsik SHIN (Korea)
“The Audio-visual presentation brings together a number of creative individuals who form a collective at this moment in time exploring visual methodologies around  diversity of media. Such media includes photography, video, interactive mixed media, sound, performance, digital montage, architecture, painting, drawing, and text based imagery. These artists represent international interests between Asia, Europe and USA”

Left side: Michael Croft | Right side: Simon Larbalestier,  projections (dimensions variable) Thinking Media Exhibition, Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea

Left side: Michael Croft | Right side: Simon Larbalestier projections (dimensions variable) Thinking Media Exhibition, Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea

Left side: Michael Croft | Right side: Simon Larbalestier projections (dimensions variable) Thinking Media Exhibition, Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea

“Project Tank” Simon Larbalestier, projection (dimensions variable) Thinking Media Exhibition, Konkuk University, GLOCAL Campus, Chungju, Korea

 

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Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea.

Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012
Gangwon-do Province
South Korea
20-27th May 2012
The Chuncheon International Mime festival featured exciting innovative mime and street performances that showcased the talents of many master performers. The festival offered at least 80 performances from mime troupes from Korea as well as famous international troupes from Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and other countries.

Title: Project Tank

Name of artists: Michael Croft & Simon Larbalestier

Participants: Konkuk University GLOCAL Campus (Korea) & University of Bridgeport (USA) 2 + 2 Design programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Interior Design

“Images from the Chuncheon Battlefield Memorial represent stages in ongoing educational projects by first year design students generated by the motif of the memorial’s tank. Students are exploring image associations around a set of pre-determined photographic images using digital media. Suggestions of movement are also being explored formally, symbolically and conceptually, through the medium of still-image representation. The project images of the students’ work directed by Simon Larbalestier are static and emblematic, while those directed by Michael Croft imply movement. In the sense that the tank is a motif that viewers walk around, of which students explore and extend the idea of association, viewers are likely to be encouraged to find in the vicinity of the motif, their own associations. In another sense, the tank is a motif that viewers understand through relationship to it of both body and mind. Insofar as mime is a medium that concerns the fundamental connection of mind and body to perception and space, the festival, as an interlude in their project, helps extend these students’ considerations of a motif that has become of visual/material educational interest.”

 

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea.

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

“Project Tank” | Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2012, South Korea

 

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