NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Stef Kam

Kam was raised in Hong Kong, bred to survive on pollution, greed, and mutual masturbation. Currently based in Naarm/so-called Melbourne, Kam has been sitting with disdain, in an uncomfortable liminality which is reflected in their practice, eternally haunted by the past and the present. Kam’s multidisciplinary practice spans collage, sound, stop motion animation, installation and metalsmithing, while maintaining a crudeness derived from the humble processes of DIY culture and technological panic. Their work is underpinned by a corporeal materiality that struggles to contain itself within controlled environments. Channeled through imminently defunct machines, the work is rendered into an absurd theatricality between the instinctual and the mechanically unformed. In lieu of horror vacui, the frenetic nature of the compositions extend into a spatial realm, with an urge to fill spaces with a forceful throbbing power. Kam completed a BFA in Expanded Studio Practice in 2015, and a Masters in Art Therapy in 2020. has been exhibiting throughout Melbourne and interstate since 2012. Their work was most notably featured in “The Meaning of Things” at Craft Victoria. In 2019, Kam was a recipient of the Bundanon Trust Residency in NSW at the Dorothy Dwyer Silversmithing Studio. Kam currently works as an art therapist in public mental health and culturally-responsive spaces.

Works

Stef_Kam_FertileVoidPROMO

A Fertile Void 2018. Laserjet photocopy print on perspex, chain. 65 x 48 x 1.5 cm. 
Infernal Wound 2023. 2-channel video, CRT trinitron televisions, milk cratesdimensions variable.

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