„Blow! 2 - Aktuelle Positionen der Performance
mit Jason Lim (Singapur)
Wir freuen uns ganz besonders, dass Jason Lim,
der Singapur in diesem Jahr auf der 52. Biennale in Venedig mit
der Arbeit „Just Dharma“ vertritt, für vier verschiedene
Veranstaltungen nach Deutschland kommt. Mitglieder vom Ideenstiftungsverein,
dem E.P.I.-Zentrum (Europäisches Performance Institut) und
der Universität Hildesheim konnten Lim für einen Workshop
für Studenten des Lehramts Kunst, einen Vortrag in der Universität
Hildesheim und jeweils eine Performance in Köln und in Ilsede
gewinnen. Wir würden uns sehr freuen, wenn Sie Zeit finden
würden, Jason Lim bei einer seiner Aktivitäten in Deutschland
19.06.07 14.15 – 17 Uhr, Universität
Workshop Jason Lim im Rahmen des Seminars „Ich suche nicht,
ich finde – Praktische Strategien zur Materialverwendung in
der Kunst“ (Lehrbeauftragte Stefanie Pape).
19.06.07, 18.00 – 19.00 Uhr, Universität
Raum G 207
Vortrag Jason Lim
21.06.07, 20 Uhr, artclub, Melchiorstr.14, Köln
Performance Jason Lim
23.06.07, 20 Uhr, Umformerstation, Ilseder Hütte,
Performance Jason Lim
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung
Tappo Raso, Universität Hildesheim, E.P.I. Zentrum, Planungsverband
Ideenstiftungs e.Verein c/o Helge Meyer
Porträt Jason Lim, von
Louise Stern (englisch)
When a word is repeated, it loses its meaning and becomes merely
a sound. Every day we repeat our motions, walking to and from the
loo, staring off transfixed into space after feeding the cat, serving
a cup of tea. The tracks of our motions would become congealed if
we left a gleaming slimy snail trail after us. The tracks would
build up til they became neat rows of rounded and lumpy forms, like
Jason Lim’s ceramics.
As a performance artist and ceramicist, Lim jumps back and forth.
Sometimes he chooses to embody the repetition, and sometimes he
makes the forms himself.
The forms of Lim’s ceramics are everything that is yet to
come, that already is, that will never be, that is in Singapore
and not there and that is in his body when he performs. They are
all the same in their difference, all showing the meaning that comes
and goes and the ridiculous task of trying to find it and pin it
down. The ceramics move and at the same time are still. The repetition
allows for that, the rows of lines or warts giving the viewer the
choice of staying on one of the spheres, climbing into it, or moving
on to the next.
The maker of the ceramics shows himself in the same light as one
of these clay warts in his performance and video work. A recent
Singapore Lab 2005 video loop shows the turning on and off of a
faucet. In the same year, a performance at Tokyo’s Out Lounge
Gallery sees Lim dismantling a broom made out of reeds bunched together.
From a neat group they become neat symmetrical lines on the floor
next to Lim. Always he surrounds himself and his work with things
happening again and again, either motions or objects or lines.
Especially in his performances, gestures that were enough to satisfy
Lim at first become unsubstantial and force him to take them further.
In a 2003 performance at the Future of Imagination festival in Singapore,
he starts by shaving every hair off his body. They fall to the ground
as the broom reeds did. They become less than they seemed at first,
and Lim ends by pushing the point of the razor deeper into his skin,
before a member of the audience recruited by Lim has to step in
and stop him.
Currently Lim is preparing an installation for the Singapore Pavillon
at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Other future projects include
curating a group exhibition of young ceramists at the Substation,
Singapore (March 2007), performance presentations in Chile and Uruguay
(April 2007) and a residency work period at Araluen Art Center,
Alice Spring, Australia (September 2007).
Jason Lim was born in Singapore in 1966. He holds a Bachelor of
Art (Hons) Dergree from Central St Martins College of Art &
Design, U.K. and a Master of Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute
Technology University, Australia. He makes ceramics sculptures,
installation art, videos and performance art. Lim has had several
solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Australia
and Japan. Lim has been invited to present performance art in many
international performance festivals in Thailand, Japan, Germany,
England, Poland, Vietnam and Greenland. He had been invited to take
up residency work period in Japan, The Netherlands, Australia and
The U.S.A. This year, he was awarded the Freeman Fellowship for
his residency work period at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont,
Lim has organized and created various platforms for alternative
art practitioners to meet and collaborate. Lim was co-Artistic Director
of Future of Imagination 2, an international performance art meeting
held in Singapore in 2004. In 2005, he organized StopOver –
Singapore/Japan performance art meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
and FrontRoom Gallery, Singapore.
Future projects include performance presentation
“Ensemble of Man”, Chile and Uruguay and residency work
period at Araluen Art Center, Alice Spring Australia. Jason Lim
will also represent Singapore in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
Hildesheim / Ilseder
Anfahrtsskizze Ilseder Hütte
Bei weiteren Fragen zu der Veranstaltung
wenden Sie sich bitte an:
Helge Meyer, email@example.com
Untitled (in collaboration with Lee Wen)