Phenomenologically Love - a practice
5 channel projection
A practice - of love, balance, pace, falling and rising, engagement, connected to our emotive self. The four performers brings forward- strength, energy, freedom and love through their movements. A strength in order to contemplate, energy in order to practice, freedom to explore, love before neglect. And in these moments, just like the cicadas the muses sent to allure- immerse in song and poetry. Love, more than hope- "Phenomenologically love" considers love as an antidote to our turbulent and cacophonous period that is throttling onwards in an unfathomable speed.
A discomfort rises- confronted by our bodily self, questions surfaces, our relationship toward an image of self, a conscious thinking self and the relationship of self to the other. This sense of discomfort, which at the same time is perhaps slightly stirring, engages all of one's body senses. Awkward and confronted, our sensitivity of sight, sound, touch, maybe even smell becomes felt. The condition of material before the condition of dialectics.
Maid. Helper. Caregiver. Foreign Domestic Worker.
A video portrait of Lyn, a lived-in foreign domestic worker who has worked for more than 10 years in Singapore. Lyn's story tells of her fortune to have a good employer, and yet she struggles to make enough to see her four children through school. Through the telling of Lyn's story, the problem of modern day colonization becomes apparent and the lack of protection that is overwhelmingly neglected for this group of workers. .
Archival inkjet print 84 x 59 cm
Metal brackets with rubber band and magazine interview cut-out
A plot of empty land up for new development is flanked on both sides by residential buildings. On the left is public council housing and on the right is a new private real estate development, what goes in the middle? Accompanying this photo is an excerpt of an interview from a fervent art collector, brandishing his infatuations with famous artists and extensive art collection. The two subjects are juxtaposed, housing is placed beside the commodification of artworks. Where-It-Progresses? (WIP) was made for a Work-In-Progress (WIP) show, the artist is caught in progress, but is society forever in progress?
Say Your Name
Through a meandering of sounds, one experiences various states through the sound textures that presents an immediacy within the body or memory. The sounds takes the listener toward an indoor, outdoor ambience mimetic to listening in (to oneself) and the affectivity of listening around (outside sounds, everyday sounds). It arrives at a voice, leading one specifically to some thinking-actions. Drifting through one’s thought, the sound manoeuvres between - listening, distraction, thinking and wandering.
Single channel on iPad
Presents pivotal moments of the artist’s parents as they grapple with old age and illnesses. Made after the passing of the artist’s father, it reflects on the period of illness before one succumbs to death and the last memories that remains for the living. The video portrays the 3 generations within the family as a passage of time as it bears witness to these final events of deterioration from time which eventually leads to death.