PERFORMANCE & VIDEOS
Gerneration Transmutation, 2018
After a two weeks artistic residency at KOPLAND Antwerpen, fellow artists, photographer Daphne Okon and costume designer Mathilde Timmerman as well as yours truly, set out to illustrate one of the short stories by Franz Kafka titled 'Nachts' (At Night). Based on that brief narration, the collective intention was to use the respective skill sets and expertises to create paintings, photographies, costumes and a performance set-up. Additionally, the situation was enriched by an installation by Emma Van den Broeck.
Nathan Cha was seen as a live performer, unravelling the core/the transcending energy of the in-between worlds. His visual art was also present in the space, in the form of paintings (check out the Painting category for a peek of these).
More information can be found on KOP's Official Website . Also check out the interview with the artists which is available in English and Dutch.
B/W Photography by Emma Van den Broeck
ind'stod from nathan cha on Vimeo.
An experimental performance video created in February 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium.
A playful exploration of public space / the body as (textile) sculpture / an intersection of music video & performance.
A take on blurring the lines between amateur filming / fine art context and especially a field study on audio use and
how contemporary/mainstream audio persuades us not to consider something as art.
Filmed in Antwerp, 2018
DRIEVOORVIJF from nathan cha on Vimeo.
UNASKED from nathan cha on Vimeo.
A take on the quest of conducting artist interviews. The subject to be interrogated answers to unspoken questions which appear in the form of background noise. This poses a statement on the actions and labour of countless creatives who work on their own terms - unseen by the media. Do our words only matter once we've been asked to give a statement?
Subjects like visibility in public space, deviation from the norm & accessibility in the art world are addressed in this experimental video.