2018-12-08

Talk– Peninsular photos

半岛旅摄半岛旅摄2旅游摄影展 10 November 2018
【半岛旅摄2旅游摄影展】
分享嘉宾: Jeffrey JC Lim
分享主题: Kanta Portraits
日期/时间: 8/12/2018 (Sat) 4.45pm
活动详情:facebook.com/events/202501557312615/
KANTA Portraits fb: facebook.com/groups/kantaboxkamra/

2018-12-05

Hanging portrait– Pos Piah

I’ve often wondered where the prints go after I’ve handed them over. Some send me pictures of theirs framed up, but to visit a home where the portrait is hung in their living room, is indeed an honour and a feeling of fulfilment for the project, and maybe my subconscious personal intentions of finding family. A heirloom portrait print. This has made my efforts so worthwhile. Thank you.


2018-12-04

IN THE FIELD– Pos Piah

Heading up to Upper Perak. Pack light #1interchange, with new print technique #MaedainKochi

“The country will never grant you sovereign over your ancestral territories. We will continue to log the land.” First few messages we heard between the fight for survival of the Temer/temiar people on the Peninsular with the current government. Assimilate or extinction. Hard survival for generations before and after. Tonight is a special night as they celebrate the last day of the advocacy program as the workshop draws to a close #Sewang ceremony. The future has always been uncertain for indigenous groups, culturally dependant on their traditional land for sustenance and cultural identity. It’s alike cultural genocide, but documented and “anthropologised”, for development.









2018-12-03

Balai Seni Negara acquisition– Dinding Potret

My only artwork ever produced at that time, for KL biennale 2017 Dinding Potret heads off to the National Art Gallery permanent collection Balai Seni Negara. I'm glad it found a home, and would remain in the care of this Malaysian institution. Would probably be more than a decade if I would ever see it again.






2018-12-01

Societe films feature– Jeffrey Lim

Short descriptive film, shot a year ago when I just finished the first artpiece #DindingPotretKanta



Projek_03: Jeffrey Lim on Kanta Box Cameras 01 December 2018
Jeffrey Lim is a Malaysian artist, communication designer, cycling advocate, best known for kick starting the KL Bicycle Map, and photographer. His current and ongoing art project sees him building his own box cameras (and darkroom all in one), traveling the world and taking portraits of people from different cultures, backgrounds and identity. We caught up with him to talk about his KANTA Box Cameras.

Société Films 1 December 2018
Jeffrey Lim is a Malaysian artist, communication designer, cycling advocate, best known for kick starting the KL Bicycle Map, and photographer. His current and ongoing art project sees him building his own box cameras (and darkroom all in one), traveling the world and taking portraits of people from different cultures, backgrounds and identity. We caught up with him to talk about his KANTA Box Cameras. Find out more on societefilms.com/projek

2018-11-20

Kochi– Day 10

Day 10, Downtown Kochi City centre, last day of the project. We are collaborating with [8] Mirai Science Center and their Sunday event (thank you for all the support!). [4] Setting up our cameras as a portrait booth and display [3]. In conjunction with the Sunday Market in town, it's beaming with life, people of Kochi City filling the streets, [1] young family of six, daytime exposure, strong sunlight, challenge to make a print. [2] Mitsu is a wonder, strong and headfast, she walks really fast even with the heavy #HakoKamera/ box camera, she is so important to Kochi's future, be it creatively or otherwise, the generation to create the link. [6] She gets her portrait drawn by Kochi resident caricature artist. [5] I made a portrait of a young boy, whose name happened to be Kanta as well, Hello! :) [7] And that's (almost) the end of our project, as we close down the booth. We still have much work ahead of us, [9] Mitsu is now quite fluid with my Kamra #1interchange, as we close down our exhibition today, still making portraits of walk-ins, [10] there are so many artists in Kochi. And such a great support group. Beautiful family here :) 

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Day 10 just as we're about to head out. Now we carry everything in one trip. We dropped the red bucket too after. Efficiently just box camera & tripod. Picture by Sono Aida, thank you for all the help over the weekend


2018-11-19

Kochi– Workshop

Last workshop & session in Kochi. Today at the art centre, we'll be having a workshop, demonstration and portrait session. https://web.facebook.com/events/738282893174748/

インスタントKANTAポートレート、19日に無事期間を終えました。無茶なお願いにご協力をいただいたみなさま、本当にほんとうに、ありがとうございました。やってよかったです。クロージングトークでもお話したのですが、これで終わりというわけでもなく、まだまだこのプロジェクトは続けていこうとおもってます。

会場は自分のスタジオなので、しばらく展示しっぱなしにするかもしれません。笑 期間中、夕方からしか開けてなかったので、もし昼間やったらいきたかったと思われた方いらっしゃったら、ご連絡いただければあけておきます。

今週末は、宿毛で撮影させていただいた写真が宿毛で展示されます。そして23日はオーテピアみらい科学館での箱カメラで撮影してみようワークショップ!!!26日まで高知滞在予定のジェフリーさんと。こちらは要予約です。

引き続き、よろしくお願いします!!!

https://otepia.kochi.jp/science/event.cgi?id=20181018211524ajo5la&fbclid=IwAR2F_9SRWGpu45FFmW3SbSjDZUQgZSqYyDtue4_ykeo5ZgTd9OdHbkv9R5o


Kochi– Mountain couple


Our favourite mountain couple from Odoshi, Kami, came to pay us a visit at our closing presentation. Bearing gifts of Yuzu. They inspire me so much, making the leap of moving to the country side. I still have that dream of living the simple life, out in the country 💓



Kochi– Day 9


Day 9, the weekend is here, we have the exhibition open whole day, and we're full up with visitors. [2] Making portraits of Mitsu's parents who arrived fashionably on bicycles! [3] Walk-ins, portrait session and walkthrough our small exhibit. [4] Session with the people at 午後高知市内藁工ミュージアム Warakoh Soko Museum. In conjunction with their exhibition and workshop. [5] Japan isn't complete without their superheroes, these two [1] who are part of a waste and upcycling campaign are champions in their own league, [10] community organisers creating awareness and programs, much respect for their work. [6] We've become a pretty efficient team, now our bare equipment is just down to the box cameras and tripods. [7] It's our closing presentation, where we report on our preliminary findings and reflections. [8] We had a full house, didn't count but we ran out of seating space. [9] Gifts from our travels (missing the yuzu extract drink) they always gave in pairs. We have two art pieces to prepare, to be used for exhibit in Sukumo and a book cover for the Kochi Novel. Thank you everyone for the great support, Kochi feels like a home to me 

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2018-11-18

Kochi– Box Kamera Laboratory


President Mitsubishi and only staff Sony, honorable member, Jefferinosan. Box Kamera Unite Kochi. Self-portrait! #KantaKochi #BoxKameraLabo Box Kamera Laboratory


Koch– Day 8


Day 8, Kochi West, Sukumo, furthest west we will ever be. To meet up with another [1] researcher and project coordinator. Working with the community on developing walking tours. Day starts real early, about six, sun does rise early here, [2] mitsu waiting for me at my favourite joint. It's a two hour drive through the country, [3] portside [4] mist in the morning sun and the [5] open Pacific Ocean I've yet to touch. [6] the community is out in force as we start our session at the centre, recording stories and making portraits. [7] most efficient setup now, installed and carried to site, positive prints now possible in two minutes! Meeting [8] some organisers from the Sukumo walking tour group, at their local meeting. [9] @Sonoaida arrives to lend us a hand over the weekend, as we finalise the last two days of exhibit and fieldwork. [10] As west as this city is, this is the furthest east I've ever been. Glimpse into life of the people here. As sugar was a luxury, this historical trading port town sugar coats every meal. It extends to their hospitality too 

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