Peter Jap Lim

Groups

1997 - 2003

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Conceptual, process- and dialogue-oriented groups and projects that included exchange and sharing as compositional elements.

Formats that understood social platforms not as outcomes but as starting situations. In situational processes, we wanted to bring space and poetry into relation and movement with each other.

With medially open, connecting and binding actions, we sought entanglements and interweavings that formed dynamic structures and systems that offered openings and paths for changes of viewpoint and loops of reflection.



Gallery for Contemporary Knitting

1999 – 2001

with Susanne Joachim and Chris Richter

The Gallery for Contemporary Knitting was a group, a project, a place and an eleven-part photo series.

Over a period of two years, a sequence of dialogical exchanges took place between people of different generations.

Means of communication and objects of exchange were photographs and knitted accessories, e.g. hats, scarves or stockings.

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Frau Salger, Galerie für Gegenwartsstricken, 2001

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Project history
In 1999 I visited knitting clubs in Kassel where I presented the project. Eleven participants of retirement age joined the project.

They knitted accessories such as hats, scarves, socks or gloves. We exchanged these for framed photos they had made themselves, with motifs of their choice from Kassel and the surrounding area.

In autumn we took portraits of the ladies: each in their living rooms and with the exchanged motif photographs in the background.

In December 2000 we opened a room for one week: the Gallery for Contemporary Knitting. During this time we presented and gave the photo portraits with the knitted objects to people around our age.

They now had firstly a knitting accessory and secondly a portrait of the person knitting it. The photo also showed a section of their homes and the photo with the desired motif that they had exchanged for the knitting accessory. They were now to receive a corresponding portrait photo of the younger participants.

In May 2001, we photographed them in their living rooms, dressed in the knitted objects, with the corresponding photographs of the ladies in the background.

We handed them the respective picture. They could see who was wearing their knitted object and cut out where their own portrait with their desired motif was hanging.

Some now had one or two knitted objects and a photo, the others had two photos.

Finally, we were allowed to take another portrait of the eleven knitting participants in the project, this time with their two framed photos in the background.

This is how the photo series Gallery for Contemporary Knitting came into being. It shows the protagonists of the project and the stages of the creation process.

Afterwards, we met with all the participants of the project for a round of coffee and cake and a presentation of the final photo series.


Eutropa

2001 – 2003

with Patricia Sevilla-Cordia

Continent, online travel guide, exhibition:
Paintings and drawings of fish and reptiles in coral reefs and tropical scrub

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  •  Carmen Mörsch, Soft Coral, Dendronephthya, Aquadesign, Oldenburg, Germany

    Carmen Mörsch, Soft Coral, Dendronephthya, Aquadesign, Oldenburg, Germany

  •  Filip van Dingenen, African Spurred Tortoise, Geochelone Sulcata, Parc Paradiso, Brugelette, Belgium

    Filip van Dingenen, African Spurred Tortoise, Geochelone Sulcata, Parc Paradiso, Brugelette, Belgium

  •  Susanne Kriemann, Cat Shark, Scyliorhinidae, De Aquarium Specialist, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Susanne Kriemann, Cat Shark, Scyliorhinidae, De Aquarium Specialist, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  •  Philipp Hennevogl, Spotted Yellyfish, Phyllorhiza Punctata, Zoo-Aquarium Berlin, Germany

    Philipp Hennevogl, Spotted Yellyfish, Phyllorhiza Punctata, Zoo-Aquarium Berlin, Germany

  •  Gabriele Huber und Andreas Schwietzke, Common Clownfish, Amphiprion Ocellaris, Aquarium Madrid, Spain

    Gabriele Huber und Andreas Schwietzke, Common Clownfish, Amphiprion Ocellaris, Aquarium Madrid, Spain

  •  Place Map

    Place Map

Website, online 2003 – 2005

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20 artists chose a reptile or a fish from tropical regions in houses with aquariums and terrariums and donated their paintings to the respective houses for permanent exhibition. Photos for documentation and short accompanying texts by the artists were posted on the Eutropa website along with travel information about the location.

"Eutropa is a new continent emerging fragmented and distributed in Europe. Since the beginning of the millennium, an increasingly large public has become aware of this. With Eutropa as an exhibition project, an online travel guide is being created for this new continent, which is ideally suited as a destination in terms of culture, climate and landscape. The travel guide is also the exhibition catalogue of the Eutropa-wide exhibition."



Kidnapping Europe

2001 – 2003

with Christina Clar

In an exchange about migration history(s), we wanted to open up our own space of ideas about migration, which we felt was constricted, and engage in dialogue. About how narrative forms develop, how ideas about migration change and can be interpreted differently all the time. About how information, knowledge, judgements, dreams move with us, change with us, profanely, poetically. Several years and many enriching journeys, researches, conversations later, we were able to realise two of four previously planned realisations, an installation space with visual, auditory, mental impressions in Los Angeles and a compilation with music for the project.

2003
- three months residency at Raid Projects, Los Angeles:
Interviews, city walks (see also Walking and Drawing), exhibition
- spatial installation Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors
at the L.A. International art festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
- Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors, music compilation
collaboration with the label: beaurivage
- Running Rooms, Sticking Alley
at Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
Space installation, release concert of the music CD

Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors

Raid Projects, Los Angeles, 2003

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Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbours, Exhibition at Raid Projects, Los Angeles, 2003

Installation views

  •  Installation view

    Installation view

  •  Drawings of city walks in Los Angeles – acrylic on felt web

    Drawings of city walks in Los Angeles – acrylic on felt web

  •  Drawings of city walks in Los Angeles – acrylic on felt web

    Drawings of city walks in Los Angeles – acrylic on felt web

  •  “Table platform”

    “Table platform”



Museum for Evolving Art (MEA)

1997 – 2003

with Tilly Henselleck, Susanne Joachim, Christoph Liebig, Jens Kloppmann, Manuela Osterburg, Katja van Osterhout, Rena Rädle, Kathleen Rahn, Matthias Weidmann

Dialogue sculpture

In our stagings, we conceptually included dialogical actions, treating them like objects as compositional elements. In this way, we also understood the museum for emerging art sculpturally.

An architecture for the MEA

Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 2000
Cassellastraße, Frankfurt a.M, 1999

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We couldn't decide what an architecture for the MEA should look like. And so we launched an architectural competition. Those who took part were able to present their own ideas in a joint exhibition and catalogue.

Beforehand, there was a two-week series of lectures in Frankfurt a.M., where questions about an architecture for the imaginary institution, about non-material as well as material art and architecture were discussed and reflected on experimentally in workshops.

  •  Cassellastraße, Frankfurt a.M, 1999

    Cassellastraße, Frankfurt a.M, 1999

  •  Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 2000

    Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 2000

Intermezzo IV

Book Fair Leipzig, 2000
Museum herb garden

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The stand was designed as a barren cell. We offered herb seeds for a museum garden. From these, the MEA's herb garden grew spread out in unknown directions.

  •  Fair stand

    Fair stand

  •  Herbs, washbasin, “Edition Herb Garden“

    Herbs, washbasin, “Edition Herb Garden“

  •  Einsendungen von Fotos des Kräutergartens nach der Messe

    Einsendungen von Fotos des Kräutergartens nach der Messe

missing fields

Fridericianum Kassel, 1999
Dialogue and orientation

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The astronomical terms revolution and rotation with the planet names of our solar system were written on the entrance wall, a compass rotated continuously in the middle of the room. 180 postcard-sized entries hung across two walls: Pictures from friends and acquaintances of MEA of what they were missing or would be arriving next.

  •  Fridericianum, Kassel

    Fridericianum, Kassel

  •  Fridericianum, Kassel

    Fridericianum, Kassel

Intermezzo III

Book Fair Frankfurt, 1999
Fishing for compliments

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A video with an angler was running at the stand, while we were out and about at the fair with a box full of compliments.

Intermezzo II

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, at Phase 4, 1998
Warrants

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By means of a test, we were able to prove that our visitors had an above-average capacity for inspiration. We also offered warrants for the purchase of an edition copy. A year later, this was a documentary photo with the avatars of the buyers of the warrants. It showed how we set off with them for new shores.

Intermezzo I

Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 1998
Beginnings

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In an empty shop we invited to the first exchange with the MEA – about something that can never be finished. In the station hall we installed large seat cushions with recordings of exhibitions and other art events.

Exhibitions / Projects

2003
Treppenaufsatz (Staircase essay), installations for DisSimile – Prospections of young European art, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
2002
Zwischenstop (Stopover), installation for the symposium Gegen das Warten, Stadtgalerie Bern
2001
Romance, installation of a virtual artwork on Mars, mars-patent.org
2000
Eine Architektur für das Museum für werdende Kunst (An Architecture for the Museum for Evolving Art), Kulturbahnhof Kassel, exhibition, lectures, catalogue
Intermezzo IV, Leipzig Book Fair
missing fields at My world is not enough, Fridericianum Kassel
soup theory at Ufo-Strategies, Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg
1999
Intermezzo III, Fishing for Compliments, Book Fair Frankfurt a.M.
First Edition, HAUS, Kassel
1998
Intermezzo II, at Phase 4, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
Intermezzo I, Kulturbahnhof Kassel
Eine Architektur für das Museum für werdende Kunst (An Architecture for the Museum of Emerging Art), Lecture series, workshops and exhibition, Frankfurt a.M.