Yale-NUS will be hosting a public lecture titled Aromatic Realities by Yale-NUS Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Ms Beatrice Glow on Wednesday, 24 February 2021. At the session, Ms Glow will share her creative processes involving research within collections and site-specific histories, as well as co-labouring with community stakeholders, historians, and creative technologists. In particular, she will focus on her current work which traces the impact of trade goods such as Chinese silk, gunpowder and porcelain, Bandamese nutmeg, and Native American tobacco that together weave a global narrative of shared cultural heritages and environmental realities.
The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Asian Civilisations Museum Curator of Chinese Art, Ms Kan Shuyi and Yale-NUS Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Chua Beng Huat.
About the speaker:
Ms Beatrice Glow is an artist-researcher who leverages interactive multimedia installations and multisensory experiences to shift dominant narratives and highlight human interconnectivity. Ms Glow often co-labours with historians and community stakeholders to assemble surviving fragments and question colonialist histories. Her ongoing projects on the social histories of plants provide vignettes into the entangled historical realities of dispossession, enslavement, diasporas, trade and extractive economies.
Admission: Free. Register HERE
When: 24 Feb 2021, 7.30pm