Kara Chin
Objectophile Alien Tourists

 

Kara Chin is a British artist, born in Singapore and raised in the UK. Her Practice spans cross animation, sculpture, painting, sound, cooking and horticulture, to create multimedia installations concerning evolving theories of reality and simulation, future technologies, human and non-human perspectives.

Kara Chin Biography

Basil Ganglia

Adore  Glazed ceramics 2019

Adore
Glazed ceramics 2019

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Adore

Overcome with adoration, the green Alien tries fruitlessly to put such a feeling into words. But unable to even write a single letter, the empty pages are left to scatter. Eyes bright, it is content merely to stare, hands pressed to its burning cheeks. The adoration oozing from it’s every pore is so potent that all the discarded pages fly up and stick to it’s flesh like magnets on a fridge.

Honour  Glazed ceramics 2019

Honour
Glazed ceramics 2019

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Honour

This smaller alien is of a more timid demeanour. Subconsciously inspired perhaps by the oceanic stomach lurching that accompanied it’s sudden onset of devotion, it modelled it’s appearance on the legend of Umibozu, hoping to channel some of their strong and mysterious presence on calm waters. But tell-tale beads of sweat roll back from it’s forehead. In the presence of the object it loves, all pretence is forgotten. It looks up from a bowed stance with reverence, humbled by its feelings, to honour its beloved.

Melting  Glazed ceramics 2019

Melting
Glazed ceramics 2019

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Melting

This smaller alien is of a more timid demeanour. Subconsciously inspired perhaps by the oceanic stomach lurching that accompanied it’s sudden onset of devotion, it modelled it’s appearance on the legend of Umibozu, hoping to channel some of their strong and mysterious presence on calm waters. But tell-tale beads of sweat roll back from it’s forehead. In the presence of the object it loves, all pretence is forgotten. It looks up from a bowed stance with reverence, humbled by its feelings, to honour its beloved.

Shock  Glazed ceramics 2019

Shock
Glazed ceramics 2019

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Shock

The third Alien of a brazen character, decided to declare it’s love through a medium of permanence, pain and publicity - picking it’s favourite parts of the beloved object and having them laboriously tattooed across its body for the universe to see. Through the Aliens eyes, the object is so perfect that it’s impossible to pick just a few parts, so it has to get every part from every possible angle, emblazoned upon its skin. When it finally see’s the real thing, it is stunned in shock, mouth hanging open aghast, as the true object is so more beautiful than any of the drawings could capture.