"Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. "
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
NUUM is a collective of multidisciplinary artists committed to bringing multiple forms together into a total work of art. We work across a broad range of forms including movement, sound, text, visual art and coded rules of interaction.
We examine each form through the lens of an adjacent one which prompts a recurring set of questions about human cognition: What do we (not) see? What’s real, what's fabricated? How does movement define space? How does stillness define movement? When does movement become gesture become implication? How does language subvert our senses? How do participation and choice craft a narrative that holds you in a tighter embrace? When does a pattern turn into a composition? When does an algorithm become a way of thinking?
The questions are simultaneously wide-ranging and circular because we are forever in search of ways to craft meaning out of form.
We strive to create work that can be sensed and felt rather than explained and articulated.
Our work has been supported by Culture Hub, The Movement Lab at Barnard College, MANA Contemporary, MaxMachina, The Center for Ballet and The Arts, Google, The National Endowment for the Arts among others.
We are NiNi Dongnier, Tiri Kananuruk, Nuntinee Tansrisakul, Mimi Yin and Yuguang (YG) Zhang
Adoration Flat Journal Issue 01: Halt, Fall 2020
Can you see me? [soft] Magazine, Fall 2020
Technology and the Evolving Craft of Dance
by Tamara Johnson Southwest Contemporary, Dec 1, 2019
Field Work in Motion: NiNi Dongnier on Designing Interactive Spaces
by Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Washington Square News, Nov 26, 2019
Mimi Yin: Dancing With Machines
by Victoria Lubas, Download, Nov 12, 2019
Breaking the System: Sound and Technology in the Art of Tiri Kananuruk
by Celine Katzman, Mana Contemporary, May 31, 2019