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Jevon Chandra

(b. 1991)

          is an artist, currently thinking about the function, constitution, and production of “art” – what it is and can be, who it is made for and can be made by. I work across formats and mediums, but experiment with sound and space most often. Recently, I have been toying with workshops as a mode of presentation. The workshop format and ethos, it seems, are suited for according flexibility in communication while maintaining rawness in encounters. Both qualities are important to me in my interest of holding a space.
Conceptually, I hover around ideas of enchantment, and my practice is animated by the suspicion that there is always more than I know. In response, I look to create opportunities for curiousity, affect, and unknowing to germinate – in essence, a gesturing towards something more somewhere else.

Of relation is an interest in psychogeography, which, in my loose framing and purposing of the concept, is likewise postured towards that not physically present: the psychic content of spaces. It is also concerned with the pathos –  hopes, memories, projections, traumas – embedded in the landscape, right beneath our feet. I think we might even feel a certain resonance with them from time to time. Once again, here is the suspicion that there is always something more.

I owe much of my approach and perspectives to other thinkers and creators. Numerous works bear their influence; on this page is a partial list of them which presently has a grip on me.
Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson
Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011 by Nato Thompson (editor)
Disintegration Loops by William Basinski
Crazy But True by Ant Hampton
This Dream, This Frequency by Mary Walling Blackburn
Her Long Brown Hair by Janet Cardiff
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
Ordinary Affects by Kathleen Stewart
Singapore Dreaming: Managing Utopia by H. Koon Wee, Jeremy Chia (editor)
Jurong, My Love by Dan Koh
FIELD Journal
Aku Ingin Mencintaimu Dengan Sederhana by Sapardi Djoko Damono
The Gameful World: Approaches, Issues, Applications by Steffen P. Walz, Sebastian Deterding (editors)
Ghostwalking by Spell#7
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith

Last update: 5 January 2018