Drawn to the oddities of daily encounters and experiences, Winnie Yip creates work motivated by social interactions between humans, objects and memories. Exploring the value of the unseen and liminal spaces in relationships. She observes how these are kept in memory through contemporary culture.
By combinating installation and multimedia, she uses love as a starting point for her creative process, helping her to understand this biological reaction and social construct through the spectacle of society. Her fascination grew from a visual language constructed by her own personal encounters and her dysfunctional family.
1800-badloversclub calls out and exposes all bad lovers. This is to realise you can connect back with yourself again, against toxic or abusive memories and people. You are meant to enter this love shrine for a time of self-healing. It took a while for me to realise that this work is actually about awareness, not sadness. The creative process of this work allowed an important time of self-reflection and gave room for clarity of mind. The realisation and ownership of the trauma of past events shocked me into the reality that abuse can happen to anyone with or without their knowledge. At the same time, the healing does not come with a purging of memory because there are always traces left behind: imprints of the body that leave marks on skin, on clothes, creases and folds on material. These transitory moments are what holds this exploratory installation together. This exhibition is just one farewell out of many to come. Life goes on and it has to, because everything is a continuous process of u-turning, escaping and restarting.
Venue: Canvas Creative Space, 20 Upper Circular Road, Singapore 058416
When: 22 Jun - 5 Jul 2017,
By: Canvas Singapore