Somebody once likened listing her daily playlist online to showing the contents of her underwear drawer to the public. I suppose I feel the same but what the heck, what better way to inaugurate the 金曜日mixtape section of this blog other than to dedicate the first post to what the soundtrack of my life would look like if it’s in playlist form?
Without further ado…
01: (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
— Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
02: 親愛寶貝 — Aaron Kwok
03: Imagine — John Lennon
04: Love is not a crime — Edison Chen feat. Eason Chan
05: Time After Time — Inoj
06: Lovesong — The Cure
07: 星空の下で — SMAP
08: Dear my friend — Arashi
09: Beautiful Dreamer — GLAY
10: Manic Monday — The Bangles
11: You Needed Me — Anne Murray
12: そばにいるね — Aoyama Thelma
13: 風 — Arashi
14: I’m Sticking With You — The Decemberists cover
15: One Voice — Brandy
16: Monster — Arashi
17: 瞳の中のGalaxy — Arashi
18: なごり雪 — イルカ
19: 明日がくるなら — JUJU feat. JAY’ED
20: In My Arms — Snow Patrol
21: Eternal Flame — The Bangles
22: The Reason — Hoobastank
23: Do You Miss Me? — Jocelyn Enriquez
24: Run for Cover — Sugababes
25: Pikanchi Double — Arashi
26: 강타] 그해여름 — KangTa
27: I’ll Be Missing You — Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112
28: More than Words — Extreme
29: 2 Become 1 — Spice Girls
30: You Are Not Alone — Michael Jackson
31: Wonderful Tonight (instrumental) — Eric Clapton
Anna Lim (°1978, Makati, Philippines) takes photos. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, Lim often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.
Her photos focus on the inability of communication which is used to visualise reality, the attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content and the dysfunctions of language. In short, the lack of clear references are key elements in the work. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she tries to grasp language. Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities and indistinctnesses, which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface.
Her collected, altered and own works are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces, as Hanna Arendt cites from Franz Kafka. By investigating language on a meta-level, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important as an act of meditation.
Her works are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. Anna Lim currently lives and works in Manila.
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