Radio Tenthaus 90 : A Sense of Belonging – Joanna Chia-yu Lin
08/03/2022 20:00 – 23:00
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In this episode, Wei Ting and Joanna will discuss a fairly abstract but strangely familiar topic: belonging. In Joanna’s artistic practice, the most present element seems to be—time, which she devoted hours and labor, in attempts to record and relive the passing-by. She works with “time”, but not just with time, it is so much about the surroundings, the space, and the duality of any existing circumstances: identity, politics, gender, or anything.
How does it feel like to belong (somewhere)? When does it feel that you belong (somewhere)? How does it feel to be longing for, to desire, to expect, to wait, and to be surprised or disappointed?
Joanna Chia-yu Lin works with painting and photography. She explores the possibilities of documenting and perceiving time by reenacting specific moments in daily life and from memory, as well as conducting a series of actions that are designed to be simple, repetitive, and habitual. Those documentations are seen as attempts to capture, react to, and reinterpret the complex layers of narratives, memory and relationships between entities. Her works magnify the blank moments in the mundane, where subtle changes become the evidence, and where time becomes abstract, stretchable, and fluid.
Her recent projects combines painting and photography by mainly using a self-developed technique that’s derived from acrylic medium photo transfer. She applies layers of acrylic mediums on inkjet paper prints and remove paper fibres from the surface. Inkjet pigments are left and attached with acrylic medium and from which it forms a semi-transparent photographic surface, which has both picturesque and sculptural features. With visible brush strokes and fading pigments, the outcome traces down memory, ever presence, labor and fluidity of time.
Joanna Chia-yu Lin lives in Oslo. She has a master’s degree in medium and materials-based art from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan Normal University.