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Kanitha Tith

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

Artist 53 Kanitha Tith Wire sculpture

Kanitha Tith was born in 1987 in Cambodia. She is a visual artist and also collaborates on film and music projects and is active as a costume designer.

Themes of community, gender, and feminist identity are realized in her production of sculptures, installations, and films.

“When I begin working on a piece, I don’t have a sketch to refer to. I just start and see where the process leads me. Having this special time to create is very important, as these are the moments where I can really start to understand who I am exactly in my work.” - Tith Kanitha

These works further act as documental evidence and revolve around the production of sculptures and installations that investigate the possible relationships between the artist's personal experience and memories and her environment, namely the fast-changing landscape of Cambodia.

Her sculptural work made of woven metal strings are informed by her childhood memories and combine her interest in the relationship between human and non-human form with spatial strategies that straddle Tith's domestic sphere with the public arena.

The material used by the artist - metal strings, found traditional cooking stoves or collected objects belonging to her neighbours - pertains to the realm of daily Cambodian material culture.

By so doing, Tith questions the status of the artist and its potential to engage with issues of community, gender and women's identity.

The artefacts created by Tith thus act as a visual poetics that evoke the possibility of change.


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