Reception: Friday, September 21st 6:00pm
Labor intensity is a strong element in Immony Men's installation art practice. His primary goal is to touch on everyday personal issues that viewers can relate with. Men's interest lies in the intimate relationships that exist in these social cycles. The separation between experiment and experience in his work is paper-thin.
His recent work is a video installation called, “Effections: We Need to talk.” This series of video evokes nostalgia with the depiction of past memories and an actual relationship within a reconstructed domestic space. This installation is drawn from the concept of re-creating physical souvenirs based on domestic spaces. The artist is materializing memories and writing/producing autobiographical fiction, by authoring characters based on ongoing events and past memories. This is an attempt to preserve a sense of certainty and security. His main interest is representing the shift of intimacy through objects, media and the bodies that share them.