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.

Curated by John Tung and Robert Zhao Renhui

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Installation view, Listen... don't ask what bird is singing


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Let Us Cultivate Our Garden, Pluritopia Biennale

22 - 30 Sep 2022

Virtual artist studio

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

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Pluritopia Symposium Day 2 Fireside Chat #2, Digital Reimagination: Place illusion in the Metaverse

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Virtual studio tour, Day 5