BY JIÔN KIIM & ARTUR LEÃO
Fendas intemporais starts from the discovery of a factory ruin and the will to explore it through photography, (re)inventing its forgotten spaces that, alongside with the light and signs of time, define a particular genius loci, a place that has already lost its original function with its decaying architecture. Forgotten Terrain Vague in search of a new identity and programme capable of resignifying its history and memory, transforming this location through a new gaze about its place in the city.
JIÔN KIIM was born in Busan, South Korea. She attended BFA in Industrial Design, specialising in Space and Product Design at Hongik Univ. in Seoul. She had been worked as a researcher in LG Electronics’ laboratory in Korea. After leaving the company, she began her own artistic research. One semester of studies at ABK Stuttgart as a guest student followed by five years at HfBK Dresden, having completed the Diploma, specialising in Expanded Concepts of Art. In 2015, she was a DAAD Erasmus scholarship holder for contemporary artistic practice in the FBAUP master’s degree. She recently collaborated with the Cityscopio Cultural Association in the field of photography as a critical and poetic research instrument for architecture, city and territory. She exhibited at the various collective exhibitions in spaces such as the Sophie Charlotte Salon in Berlin, Motorenhalle in Dresden, Memory Center in Vila do Conde, GNRation in Braga, ZAWP Space in Bilbao, Maus Hábitos in Porto and Artspace O in Seoul. Her thesis was presented at Oktogon in Dresden. During 2018, she developed a photographic research around abandoned ruins and industrial spaces that resulted in the projects “Terrain Vague”; post-Fordist society and “Fendas Intemporais”. Currently she lives and works in Porto.
Artur Leão went to Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis in the Course of Audiovisual Communication – Specialization in Photography. He has a B.A.In Visual Arts and Photography from the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (ESAP). His work Teedoff is published on the digital platform of scopio Editions (2017). He integrated the collective exhibitions “6 - Exposição de Artes Visuais” (2017) in the Torre B of Edifício de Belmonte, “Do Not Touch Fresh Paint!”(2018) on Espaço MIRA and “Playlist #25” (2018), a curatorial project of Nuno Ramalho on Café Candelabro. His project Fendas Temporais was selected to be exhibited in the library ofFAUP’s Student Association space during the year 2018. Co-founder of the musical project Benthik Zone.