For the 5th CeRCCa AIR 2014 CeRCCa has selected Kristin Man, a photographer from Hong Kong, Sana Ghobbels, a video and performance artists from Iran, Turkish writer from Sine Ergun and Laurence Leduc-Primeau also writer, from Canada.
Kristin Man (Hong Kong)
Artistic practice: Photography.
Kristin Man, originally from Hong Kong, lived in North America and Europe. She found herself immersed in black & white film photography and the darkroom process as a teenager, a background that has remained a source of influence to her approach. She is also inspired by multiple disciplines: poetry, film, dance, music, philosophy and painting. Kristin’s artistic approach explores how beauty and form can be appreciated whether it is in our day-to-day routine or when we travel to more exotic places. She presents her perspectives with a twist of abstraction and renders a metaphysical quality in her often painting-like photos.
‘Fragments of Grey Matter’ is her first published monograph and it has been awarded at The Tokyo Directors Club 2014 under the book design category. Kristin has recently exhibited at the Art Fairs of Palm Springs California and New York.
Sana Ghobbels (Teheran, Iran)
Artistic practice: Video, installation and Performance
Sana Ghobbels studied an MA in Fine Arts at Umea Academy (Sweden) and has a BSc in Architecture and Art by the Azad Tehran University (Iran). She is currently research assistant at the Umea School of Architecture and is invited artists to the Relational Architecture research group of the same university.
In 2014 her work has been screened at the Furtherfield Gallery in London, the 7th Cairo Video Festival and the 27th Festival Les Instants Video in Marseille and Milan as well as the Ne Fest in Sophia, Bulgaria. She also has been selected to be part of different residencies in Vienna thanks to the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture in cooperation with KulturKontakt and also in the Hanasaari Finnish-Swedish Center in Espoo in Finland.
Laurence Leduc-Primeau (Montreal, Canada)
Artistic practice: Writing
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Laurence Leduc-Primeau is a writer, a keen traveler and a curious mind, thirsty for knowledge of all kinds, from the small quirkiness of everyday to the grand and wise truths of the world. After studies in architecture, international politics, history and creative writing, she completed a Master’s degree in urban studies (2013). She has lived in Australia, Argentina and Portugal. Her first novel, À la fin ils ont dit à tout le monde d’aller se rhabiller, will be published in the Fall of 2015, at La Mèche (Montreal). She is working on her second book.
Sine Ergun (Istanbul, Turkey)
Artistic Practice: Writing
Sine Ergun is a Turkish writer, cultural manager and Director of Mau Mau an interdisciplinary Artist in Residency Program in Istanbul. She has a degree in International Relations by Bilkent University and a MA in Cultural Management by the Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi. She has work for several editorials companies and was research assistant at the Istanbul Bilgi University. As a writer She has published different short story books and has been awarded different prizes.