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Artist-in-Residence: Nedine Kachornnamsong


Nedine Kachornnamsong (Thailand/Sweden) was born in 1980, Bangkok, Thailand. After receiving her M.Sc. in IT Product Design in Denmark, she continued to explore in the area of contemporary art as a means of questioning the suspended relationship between the being and the world. Since 2006 she has lived and worked in Sweden. She completed her MFA at Valand School of Fine Arts, Sweden with her specialization in new media. By conducting research-in-practice with a focus on social interaction, spatial condition and tangibility, her works reveal a state of contemporary.



Yes No Maybe

In a number of arguments, technology has been portrayed as an antagonist who alters a structure of humanity. However, at the other end of this notion, we see a new aspect of human behaviour unfolding with the help of new technology. It is a projection of how we appropriate and appreciate ourselves in the world – a reflection of our own desire.

Yes/No/Maybe is an interactive installation and a social event which transforms online dating elements into the physical setting. The displacement of virtuality and the replacement of the physical setting is an attempt to dispense us from the view of techno-utopia/dystopia – a means to question the concept of humanity and its dualism politics.

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Yes/No/Maybe at "Moderna galerija

Wednesday, 23. 12. 2009, at 8 pm

Moderna galerija café - the first event in the "Moderna galerija hosting others!" series; LJUDMILA, MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art and the Code.EP crew invite you to:


Nedine Kachornnamsong: Yes / No / Maybe interactive social art event


On Wednesday, 23. 12. 2009, at 8 pm. you are invited to the Moderna galerija café for the opening of Yes / No / Maybe, an interactive social art event developed by artist Nedine Kachornnamsong in residency at the Ljudmila laboratory and Museum of Transitory Art - MoTA. The Code.EP crew will flex up the event musically.

Technology has often been portrayed as an antagonist that alters the structure of humanity. On the other hand, new aspects of human behaviour are evolving with the help of new technology. They reflect the way we see ourselves in the world - a reflection of our desires.

Yes / No / Maybe is an interactive installation and a social event which transports online dating elements into a physical setting. The displacement of virtuality into a physical setting is an attempt to dispense with the techno-utopian/dystopian view and a means to question the concept of humanity and its dualism politics.

Visitors will receive tags containing chips which will transmit signals that will influence the color of light in the environment near them. The colors are yellow, green and red and come from traffic lights; they reflect the level of the individuals' interest in socialising. The three fundamental principles of online dating (anonymity, declaring the level of interest, and the playful atmosphere) will be used to create a virtual situation in a real environment.

Music by the Code.EP DJ Crew: Woo-D, Bakto, Zhe, Dado and Borka! You can expect funk, afro, hiphop, breakbeat sheet, mixed grill ...

The number of tags is limited, so don't be late!


Interactive social art event: Yes / No / Maybe

Concept, research, realization: Nedine Kachornnamsong

Programming, advice, realization: Luka Frelih (Ljudmila)

Advice, coordination, organization: Robertina Šebjanič (Ljudmila), Martin Bricelj (MoTA), Neja Tomšič (MoTA) and Borja Močnik (Code.EP)

Produced by: Ljudmila, Ljubljana Digital Media and Culture Laboratory by KUD France Prešeren Trnovo and MoTA- Museum of Transitory Art.

Special thanks to: Moderna galerija, Robert Kutin, Maja Finžgar, Miha Ciglar, Dominik Mahnič, Slavko Glamočanin, Urša B Potokar, Sara Lovrec Imanoel, Primož Bončina, Vadim Dubrov and Sofie Nohrstedt.

This project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Culture and Research Department of the City of Ljubljana.


KINDLY INVITED!

About the artist

Nedine Kachornnamsong (TH/SE 1980) was born in Bangkok, Thailand. After receiving her M.Sc. in IT Product Design in Denmark, she continued to explore in the area of contemporary art as a means to question the suspended relationship between the being and the world. Since 2006 she has been living and working in Sweden. She completed her MFA at Valand School of Fine Arts, Sweden with her specialization in new media art. Focusing on social interaction, spatial condition and tangibility, her works reveal a state of contemporary. By conducting research-in-practice, she is anticipated to implement an interaction as a medium for poetic reflection. Currently, she is working on the questions related to a possibility to integrate the online representation and experience into the corporal environment.


Digital Dish @ Ljudmila: Nedine Kachornnamsong

LJUDMILA and MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art: Digital dish lecture "Monitor and Display: an image of the Ghost in the Machine" by our artist in residency Nedine Kachornnamsong:

Wednesday, December 9th 2009 - at 19:00 - Ljudmila, Rimska 8, Ljubljana

By looking into the ‘essence of technology’ as a ‘mode of revealing’ (1), the lecture will explore possibility of technology and the change in our society as a source to understand human being. The main finding will be in the area of digital and online communication. This is because the way Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has been constructed within digital media requires us to reach to the higher stage of abstraction in order to facilitate the tools. Furthermore, our state of being in the world has its own fluidity, it precludes us from thoroughly understand the ‘ontology of the physical world’ (Jacobsson 2000), the help from new communication structure on cyberspace somehow, gives us a clear view toward our own behaviour.

To illustrate how the meta-abstraction was created from the use of digital communication tools and how could we apply it into a study of human social interaction, the lecture will explain how the metaphor used in Graphical User Interface (GUI) sets the digital media in a meta-abstract communication level. An example Nedine Kachornnamsong’s the installation project at Copenhagen Airport will be given to demonstrate an opportunity to apply the nature of online social interact into the contemporary art context. The lecture will further explore the new possibility to implement some elements of online dating interaction within the on going project during artist in residence program at Ljudmila and MoTA. Free entrance.


Thx bloger Jure: Jure Cuhalev - live bloging

Residency Program November - December 2009, produced by Ljudmila and MoTA- Museum of Transitory Art

with help of Codeep , Ljubljana, Slovenia