In Order investigates the concepts of cyclical and linear time and the notion of temporality as intrinsic to understanding life and existence. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and disrupted daily life, Fiona Seow began developing new routines to establish a semblance of order and to keep track of time amidst profound change. Inspired by the regularity of geometry, Seow created modular systems based on the motif of the trapezium, conceiving methodologies that respond to the nature and peculiarities of this shape. These habitual activities culminated in the freehand drawings and sculptural installations in this exhibition that developed from processes guided by the repetition and manipulation of these modular systems. Through explorations of the various facets of time—linear, cyclical, ritualistic, fluid and temporal—In Order also questions prevailing perceptions that the routines and habits which undergird everyday life are stable and orderly.
Venue: Esplanade Community Wall, Level 3
When: 18 Dec 2020 - 4 Apr 2021,