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Em Elise, Jane Sun Kim, Simon Plemon: delicate(s)

January 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - February 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm


delicate(s), is a collaborative multimedia installation assembled by Em Elise, Jane Sun Kim and Simon Plemon. The installation is a hypnotic visual foraging into the emotional nature of memory and the physical residue it leaves on, in, and around the body.

Spiritually fused by a collective longing for depth in a time of social media’s staged memory and the dissociative “new normal” induced by a global pandemic, delicate(s) investigates, commemorates, and liberates the artists’ hauntings beyond a two dimensional plane.

Featuring suspended sculpture, fabric prints, hand-drawn charcoal wall illustrations, projected video, enveloping soundscapes, and personal relics, delicate(s) summons the senses and elicits reflection in its viewers.

How do we integrate our memories into the minutia of our daily lives? How do they shape the way we move, react? Do they control our perception of reality, our identities?

Artist bios:

Em Elise
Whether it be through image making, prose, video, ritual, embroidery, movement, sculpture, auditory experience, or often a combination of media, Elise consistently gravitates towards immersive creative outlets to go inwards, seek purpose, process trauma, and embrace a sense of divine interconnectedness. Fueled by spiritual encounters and soul feelings, Elise approaches artmaking as alchemical therapy: an embalming of oneself, transmutation of pain, and reclamation of the holistic body.  From using instant film to immortalize fleeting moments of intimacy to divulging ancestral and gender-based wounds through found footage and video collage, Elise creates to empower vulnerability, amplify marginalized narratives, cultivate collective healing, and provide an anchor for those that feel lost as and out of place in this world as she often does. Elise is native to and currently based out of Indianapolis, Indiana but frequently practices in Copenhagen, Denmark.

connect: @sin__atras

Jane Sun Kim
Kim contemplates the tangled relationship between nostalgia and identity under the
weight of the sentimental, often burdensome past. Her work is an incantation of lost moments, intimate secrets, fading youth, an ever persistent recollection of the past clouding her psyche.

Through expired film displayed on translucent banners, suspended sculptures using synthetic hair from her father’s beauty shop, and imagery of passed friends on wavering sheer silk, she weaves together her understanding of self. Kim draws influences from her experience as a child from a Korean American immigrant family, film of her family’s unspoken past, and her struggle with repetitive thought patterns from obsessive compulsive disorder. Kim was born in Augsburg, Germany and raised in Seoul, South Korea and predominantly Indianapolis, Indiana and is a part of Big Car Collaborative’s Artist and Public Life Residency.

connect: @vulturesonly

Simon Plemon
Plemon’s artwork explores personal mythology and macabre identity through a
fantastical lens. Through the use of video, textile work, and experimental image making Plemon crafts a hauntingly liminal universe. Much of Simon’s work is an atmospheric blend of documentation and experience. Motifs of feminine handicraft, biblical imagery, and physical morbidity of the body regularly appear in Plemon’s work. When not creating physical pieces, Simon can be found curating local dance events or tattooing.

connect: @clownartist

Made possible by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, The City of Indianapolis and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


January 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
February 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
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