Travelling Into Your Bookshelf
Artist Talk: Friday, April 9, 2010 from 5.30PM-7.00PM
Travelling Arts: Saturday, April 10-11, 2010 from 11.00AM-11.00AM
Jump+ is pleased to collaborate with Hong Kong-based artist Movana Chen in presenting her first stop of "Travelling Into Your Bookshelf” touring art project in London. Movana Chen’s work is a multi-disciplinary fushion of media transformation, fashion, sculpture, live art and installation, which has been presented in diverse exhibitions and festival events in Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai.
In Movana's previous work, she has been knitting works of art by deconstructing and reconstructing shredded pieces from old magazines. She focused on exploring “wearable art” by creating “body container” sculptures, which are used to examine the relationship between garments and the media, and also to reflect on our consumption of disposable commodities. “Travelling into your Bookshelf” is Movana's new touring project that creates dialogues around memories of books donated by people from all over the world. It is an ongoing project that aims not have any limits in terms of location or format. Through meeting with strangers and reading their books, she attempt to establish relationships with them and learn about their cultures by exploring their memories and maintaining a two-way communication. Through her knitting process with the participants, she hopes to create a new way of reading and let the viewers re-examine the communication barriers between people nowadays.
During the first two weeks of April, she will be spending seven days at ambient.space Ambienttv.net with intermedia artists Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, along with her shredding machine and her ongoing knitting artwork, she will then teach them how to knit with the chosen books from their bookshelf, aside from getting to know the participants on a deeper level, travelling into their memories.
Friday, April 9, 2010 from 5.30PM-7.00PM
Bedford Square Building
Bedford Square, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2 Gower Street, Central London
(Nearest undergrounds Warrent Street/Tottenham Court Road)
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For any enquiry, please email Li E Chen at email@example.com or call +44 (0) 207 734 3580 or mobile: +44 (0) 7946 420 467.
About Movana Chen
Born in Guangdong, China in 1975, and currently based in Hong Kong. Movana Chen studied fashion design at the London college of Fashion and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Hong Kong. She also studied art curating at the Hong Kong Art School. Recently, she has had solo exhibitions at Shinhwa Gallery (Hong Kong), Pekin Fine Arts (Beijing). Her work has been group exhibited at Gyeonggi MoMA (Korea) and MoCA Shanghai Museum (Shanghai). Her forthcoming bookshelf project will then travel to Milan, Seoul and Philadelphia.
When & Where
Jump+ was founded in 2009 by artist/curator/director/designer Li E Chen (based in Soho, London) as an international collective to bring together unique artistic approaches through cross-disciplinary exploration and dynamic collaborative exchange both in the UK and China.