@ Home, Truly: A Digital Experience is the online prelude and companion to a new exhibition Home, Truly: Growing up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present, which will open later this year. The digital experience will explore seemingly ordinary yet historic moments from Singapore’s early years of nation-building to today, through the various conversations between Nadine, a curious nine-year-old, and Hock Seng, her beloved Gong Gong (Mandarin for grandfather).
Each conversation will be illustrated by a different artist and presented as a chapter exploring an aspect of the historic moment. The first chapter, illustrated by Jeanette Yap (also known as jhawnette), features Singapore’s National Day Parade as the nation gears up to celebrate Singapore’s 55th birthday. Nadine and Gong Gong’s story will be presented on Roots.sg from 3 August, through the eyes and hands of illustrators like Lee Xin Li, Joy Ho, Isaac Liang, X Spots the Mark and YT Tommy Lee.
The digital experience also features an interactive chatbot named Chatbird. Visitors are invited to explore the @ Home, Truly themes in greater depth through the games and quizzes presented by Chatbird.
When: 3 Aug - 30 Sep 2020,