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 artistís books..
SIEMONALLEN IS A COMPULSIVECOLLECTORANDARCHIVIST OF SOUTHAFRICANEPHEMERA. DISPLAYED AS LARGE-SCALEVISUALANDINFORMATIONALINSTALLATIONS, ALLEN’S SELF-DESCRIBED “COLLECTIONPROJECTS” EXPLORE, AMONGSTOTHERTHINGS, THECONCEPT OF IDENTITY-FORMATIONTHROUGHDISPLACEMENT