2018-05-13

展覽|Kanta Portraits 鏡頭下的容顏記

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KANTA portraits #workinprogress exhibition at Studio94 Taipei, featuring my first finished work #DindingPotret, with maps & studies, selected prints from my previous Born In Malaysia #PortraitsofKualaLumpur exhibition, a collection of prints, and first two prototype cameras built (#1interchange & #2foldie. With a setup of a mobile photobooth #8intrepid #mobiledarkbox. I'm quite excited and humbled by the opportunity, it's a small exhibition, but it's becoming a beautiful party :)

PS/ Friends in Taipei, do come. I've marked the dates I will be around (clicked going), the rest of time I will be in the field down south.

Studio 94展覽登場 5.19-6.17
「鏡頭下的容顏記」 by Jeffrey Lim
在馬來西亞剛剛結束劃時代的大選之際,我們將展出Jeffrey Lim所拍攝的馬來西亞肖像。這些土地上的容顏有些是大城裡的異鄉人,有些是叢林中的原住民,每一張臉都是他用餅乾桶與舊鏡頭自製的相機所拍攝下來的。這持續進行的系列初初只是為了回答他心中那個迴盪不去的問題「我是誰?」,但在追尋自我認同的過程中,問題逐漸擴大為我的家庭、我的社區、我的國家...於是,為了解答心中的疑惑,他翻山越嶺,試著在千山萬水所遇的容顏中找尋答案。究竟人是什麼?我們從何而來?我們要往何處走去?如果抽掉了家庭背景、國籍、性別、文化、宗教,甚至性向,那我們是誰?我們會知道我們是誰嗎?我們還能知道我們是誰嗎?
展出時間:11am-5pm / 週三到週日/5.19-6.17
展出地點:studio 94一樓
唯一座談:2-4pm / 5.19 (全程英文,並將解構與示範他所自製的照相機。)

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Maps & studies
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Taiwan trip May 2018- 1st log

Hello Taipei, nice to see you again. An exhibition of #KantaPortraits #workinprogress is scheduled to open on the 19th. #DindingPotret is here and I brought some earlier prints too. Am planning two trips down south. Exciting collaborations ahead, thank you #studio94tw on the trail of #BeyondBorders #EdgesofMalaysia


starting a can collection

eunion with Selv Grass on the streets of Beitou/ Shillin District, North of Taipei. Scooting around, night market yeah! Great to meet again, plan for our collaboration down south to Wutai, Pingtung. We have much to work out and research for trip #TIPRC Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Research Center


meeting up with #OpenContemporaryArtCenter #OCAC team and collaborating artist documentary filmmaker @posakjodian, Taipei is always so warm. And since May 9, I'm introduced as the Malaysian everywhere, get congratulated then sho at #KINOEAR Audio Documentary exhibition opening @thecubespace #thecubeprojectspace heard many interesting pieces


Finally packed, three box cameras, one mobile darkroom tent, two tripods, about 42.5kg in total. only have 1.8kg of clothes


2018-05-07

latest prints

my darkroom is still not ready, so it's the midnight shift for getting prints done. In preparation for #KantaTaiwan exhibition come May 19th. #DindingPotret and selected latest prints from Taipei 2017, and last 3 expeditions to Upper Perak will be on exhibit too #KantaBoxKamra goes to Taiwan, three cameras will be making the trip too #1interchange, #2foldie and #8intrepid


2018-05-01

First print; test with camera #8intrepid

first test self-portrait with #8intrepid 8X10"camera with 15 yr old expired paper. not easy trying to get it in focus, need test subject next round