Showcasing at the 12th Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition. From April 6-16, 2017 at Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.
A site specific art installation created in an old traditional Japanese building during my 4 weeks of artist residency at Shiro Oni Studio.
Sky Island #12 is a space that allows one to escape from the busy and stressful reality world. Upon passing through the Noren (door curtain), you will be drawn into a world that blurs the boundaries between nature, time and reality.
The scrolls of Shoji gami (japanese paper used for door) partition the interior into a maze-like structure that stimulates the audience senses as they get “lost” in the space.
The installation reacts in accordance with the weather; the scrolls flow in rhythm with the wind and the clouds brighten and dim along with the sunlight.
There are 2 different styles of space. One is the white space with a sofa facing the windows. Flowing white scrolls and white puffy clouds provide a pure, light-hearted atmosphere. The second is a warm, traditional Japanese space with tatami mats, sliding doors and a covered flowing ceiling. One can lies on the mat and literally float among the clouds.
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4th March – 30th March 2015
Artists throughout history have established the fundamental communication between the viewers through the aesthetic experience convey by the art works’ materiality. Materiality is a relic of the artist’s process of investigation into the nature of things, via objects’ materiality and artists’ work to reframe meaning through aesthetic juxtaposition. Just as art form is a nexus between imagination and reality, materiality is how art’s material qualities are sensed, interpreted and understood. This duo exhibition features Singapore based visual artists, Lee Cai Jun and Nafsiah Mohamad, how they conceptualised their arts through materiality of their preferred mediums and present messages to the viewer.
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