Siemon Allen | the artist
The artist Siemon Allen
Born 1971, Durban, South Africa.
Lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, USA, .
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A feature on an artist in the public eye.
My work reflects a number of distinct, but interconnected activities. I collect, organize, and display artifacts. I sample sounds from various media sources and re-configure these to produce audio works, some integrated into sculptural works, and others covertly presented in specific sites. I construct large hand woven panels with cast off movie film or videotape that operate between painting and architectural enclosure. I design and produce limited edition artists books..
"Cards", A collection project
SIEMON ALLEN IS A COMPULSIVE COLLECTOR AND ARCHIVIST OF SOUTH AFRICAN EPHEMERA. DISPLAYED AS LARGE-SCALE VISUAL AND INFORMATIONAL INSTALLATIONS, ALLEN’S SELF-DESCRIBED “COLLECTION PROJECTS” EXPLORE, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, THE CONCEPT OF IDENTITY-FORMATION THROUGH DISPLACEMENT