Getting to know you is a collection of interdisciplinary artworks by Australian artist Georgia Mill and Indonesian-born Singapore-based artist Hera. The exhibition includes text, drawing, photography and sculptural works inspired by a series of walks taken around the city-state.
Using the act of walking as an investigative tool, the artists have traversed locations around Singapore, recording the GPS paths they walked, and their felt experiences. From shopping malls and islands to themed bars and eateries, there are a myriad of locations that aim to provide people with a sense of communal belonging, attachment, or anonymity. This work records details about the artists’ travels and invites people to imagine these GPS lines as traces existing upon the earth – a homage to the well known map reference, “you are here”.
As a contrast to the supposed objectivity of maps, these works aim to present an interpretation of “place” as braided narratives of physical trajectories and subjective personal stories – the lines between fact and fiction are blurred: “Does the line that we travelled really exist, are we explorers, tourists or just a couple of women with decent walking shoes?”
In addition, the title also references the process of artistic collaboration and how two people come together to make work – through an exchange of data and shared experiences.
Opening reception: 22 July 2016, Friday, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 23 & 24 July 2016, Saturday & Sunday, 12noon – 6pm
Venue: INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163, Singapore 059819
For entry to the gallery, please dial unit number using the intercom at the entrance of the building.
When: 22 - 24 Jul 2016,