Radio Tenthaus 76: Encounters of Bodies -Interview with Yu Shuk Pui Bobby& Jinbin Chen
30/11/2021 20:00 – 23:00
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” I often describe my works as being about encounters of bodies.Recently, I work with topics including issues of gender, abject, homosexual desire, politic from both narrow and broad senses etc, because they are very connected to my personal life. As an artist, I use the surface of my body as a layer of semi-permeable membrane which filters my biographies, personalities and retains them inside me. The rest goes through.”
– from Jinbin Chen biography
An artist interview basically turned into a talent show presentation. When I invited Yu Shuk Pui Bobby and Jinbin Chen to participate in the radio program, the first question they asked was -can we sing?
In episode 76, we discussed both of their practice, the role of politics, identity, gender, body in their work. Furthermore, discussions of difficulties they are facing as a foreign artist in Norway, and a newly graduated student during the pandemic. Most importantly, their performance of songs which have participated their lives significantly.
Playlist from Yu Shuk Pui Bobby:
Playlist from Jinbin Chen:
Yu Shuk Pui Bobby 余淑培 is a Hong Kong visual artist who now based in Hong Kong and Oslo. Her practice is focused on body culture in different contexts through the filter of her own experience. In recent years she has been examining the topic of human genetic engineering, looking at how this technology shapes our cognition and understanding of the body. Through the media of performance, text, installation, sculpture , and video, she aims to create scenarios that engage, and eventually, the audience become participants in her work.
Bobby received a BA from Hong Kong Baptist University and MFA at Oslo National Academy of Fine Art. She has exhibited her works at Parasite,100ft. Gallery, starprojects, 1a Space, Tomorrow Maybe Gallery, EC Gallery (Hong Kong);Galleri BOA, K4 Gallery(Oslo); A Place Gallery & Studios (Florida); Youkobo Art Space Gallery (Tokyo); Swatch Art Peach Hotel (Shanghai); Listhus Gallery (Iceland). Bobby has completed residencies at 3331 Art Chiyoda (Tokyo), 435 Art Studio (Taiwan), Listhus Space (Iceland), and Athena Standard Residency (Athens).
JINBIN CHEN 陈锦彬
I often describe my works as being about encounters of bodies.
Recently, I work with topics including issues of gender, abject, homosexual desire, politic from both narrow and broad senses etc, because they are very connected to my personal life. As an artist, I use the surface of my body as a layer of semi-permeable membrane which filters my biographies, personalities and retains them inside me. The rest goes through.
To some extent, my art is an extension of myself. My practice explores the border between personal and impersonal, the possibility that life and art become one. And in this way, I attempt to experience how the new percepts from us to the world are composed, how we observe the power of these new percepts which are independent from the lived perception and in this process how do we create decisions, determinations and even concepts.