James Sham

About James Sham

James Sham’s interest in language comes from personal experience (he was born in Hong Kong, but moved a tremendous amount), as well as an acute curiosity about the manipulative uses of speech and how it mediates and conditions our understanding of the world. From this basis, the diverse sources he draws from might include global political events, human-to-technological platforms of communication, and speech acts about civic responsibility. At any given time, he may be working with video, sculpture, performance, and found material related to his subject of interest. In the process of a site-oriented project, he researches the culture and geography of a locale or community and works collaboratively to gain insight into how things came to be-seeking to create a kind of parallel reality by repurposing those components and references into new devices of knowledge.