Lucille Kim’s Artist Talk
Between Temporal and Permanent Histories of Pain examined memory and a sense of time encased by conditions of the human body. There, two projections overwhelmingly encompassed the room to allow an invitation, and an experience in Coin Therapy (‘coining’) that was performed in the videos. One of my mother and the other of my father, both bodies lay at rest and in motion on a serene white sheet. Each memory was subtly narrated by sounds that interrelate the visible and invisible scars under the violence and powerful rising of communist regimes in Cambodia during the 1970s to early 1980s. Either they were alone or together, distantly far apart or closely across from one another, the dual representation of a man and a woman in need of healing is blurred by a history of pain and powerlessness.
I would like to thank aceartinc. for their support and realization of my first solo exhibition. Most of all, I gratefully thank my mother and my father for their contribution, openness, and strength in the creation of each work.
Lucille Kim, born in 1992, is a Cambodian-Canadian artist based in Hamilton. She has a BFA degree from University of Toronto Mississauga (2015) where she immediately identified with certain concepts in the mediums of drawing and photography. In early 2018, her travel to Cambodia for the first time left her influenced by their lifestyle, materials, and landscapes as history and memory continue to be a part of her works that underlie the duality between pain and healing.