Crossroads: Random Access Memory marks the return of the namesake art festival, a showcase of digital art on commercial electronic billboard displays. Once again taking cue from the site from which the new media artworks will be displayed, and at the same time the thematic idea of being at a crossroad. This year’s edition features the works of Syahrul Anuar, Priyageetha Dia, Kimverlyn Lim, Kapilan Naidu, Nghia Phung, and Hilary Yeo. The artists for this edition takes into consideration the idea of random access memory, what in computational language refers to a computer’s short-term memory. Random Acess Memory (RAM) alludes to the transient setting of a billboard art exhibition, and at the same time, the idea of memories – personal or collective – and what we hold towards them. The showcase asks: how can we contend with the fact that memory is malleable and transient? If our memories, not unlike RAM, what are our most urgent personal and collective memories to remember or archive today? What is and how important is memory to us?
Venue: Fortune Centre (Outdoor Billboard) and Wilkie Edge (Outdoor Billboard)
When: 19 - 28 Jan 2024,