‘An attempt to live in’, performative mixed-media installation [2023]  

photo by Niek Hendrix

My experience of being a student at the KABK comprised more movement than definition. Instead of formulating a conclusion to a period of artistic research, I learned to embrace the pivoting potentiality of "no".

In these four years, during which the corroded misconduct and mismanagement came to light, "no" brought the community together in speculating about the other side of the equation, about what could be instead of what is.

The omnipresent decay reminds me of my household, where mess lives together with care. The installation is a testament to the poetic imagination of art making. An expression where for comes after.

- June 2023

('for comes after' is coined by Sara Ahmed in the book 'What's the Use?', p.24)

"Precarious as it appears, Pum's multi-disciplinary practice demonstrates a natural right to temporality."   
- Xue Mu

Listen to the accompanying noise compilation ‘Noise to live in’ here:

photo by Eric de Vries