Process: Roving Ideas
6 Jan 2023
Process: Roving Ideas is a self-guided experience featuring a series of text-based instructions. Taking place all over Singapore, these site-specific instructions serve as prompts for participants to discover a unique experience envisioned by each contributing artist. In doing so, the project aims to uncover the potential of different locations outside of traditional art spaces.
Stemming from a desire to connect more with our environments and to draw out inherent experiences often overlooked in our daily life, the format of the project is inspired by significant art movements such as Fluxus, instructional and conceptual art, environmental art, and relational art. Through its execution, the project also strives to introduce different forms of art appreciation, foster a regular appreciation of arts in our everyday life, and facilitate the creation of shared experiences among the community.
Titled with words that encapsulate the spirit of this project, Process: Roving Ideas is also an anagram of SingapoRediscovers. The project encourages the public to “discover Singapore with fresh eyes” and gain better awareness and appreciation of our surroundings through artistic encounters.
Conceptualised and curated by Goh Chun Aik
Produced by Hong Shu-ying
Designed by gideon-jamie
Copy-edited by Berny Tan
Marketing assisted by Png Wen Xi
Image courtesy of gideon-jamie
Listen, don't ask what bird is singing, Singapore International Photography Festival
16 Sep - 30 Oct 2022
Listen…don’t ask what bird is singing brings together a group of photographers whose contemporary images continue to encapsulate a similar avian-human enmeshment, albeit in a different vein. Within the context of the Anthropocene – an epoch defined by humanity having the most significant impact on the environment – we are sufficiently tied together by the circumstances alone.
Yet even amidst dire straits, the flutter of feathers still bring delight. We still steal some moments to listen to perhaps a last swan song.
Installation view, Listen... don't ask what bird is singing
Curatorial text and artwork writeup
Let Us Cultivate Our Garden, Pluritopia Biennale
22 - 30 Sep 2022
Pluritopia is a part of the joint initiative between the National Arts Council Singapore (NAC) and the Arts Council Korea (ARKO) under the signed Memorandum of Understanding in promoting arts and culture exchange between artists, creatives and technologists of the two nations. Pluritopia - produced and curated by Spang & Lei, is centred on the idea of pluralism. Pluritopia is a portmanteau from “plural” and “universe”; where multiple universes exist, collide, and merge. Pluritopia aims to address the current “crisis” & post-pandemic art and technology landscape through a multi-tier Cloud platform.
Cloud Studios is the first tier of Pluritopia Cloud platform. Cloud Studios invites Singaporean and Korean artists, creatives, and technologists across different geographical locations to build virtual environments in the Cloud that will grow into a larger Pluritopia multiverse overtime. These environments are virtual versions of artists' studios dedicated to remote online dialogue, collaboration and experimentation. Pluritopia Cloud Studios is a glimpse into the possibilities for future online remote artistic practices, and collaboration beyond the post-pandemic world.
Residency Period: 10 Dec 2021 - 30 Sep 2022
Pluritopia Symposium Day 2 Fireside Chat #2, Digital Reimagination: Place illusion in the Metaverse
Virtual studio tour, Day 5