Journey of a Yellow Man. Selected Materials from the Independent Archive takes visitors through a re-imagined archive with photographs, videos, writings, and sketchbooks from Singapore’s Independent Archive, a research and resource platform dedicated to time-based media that was established by internationally-renowned performance artist Lee Wen (Singapore) in 2012. For the past six years, the IA has captured the zeitgeist of performance art in Singapore and larger (South-)East Asia through artistic collaborations, with Lee Wen’s work being pivotal to defining key moments of performance art in Southeast Asia.
This presentation also marks the launch of NTU CCA Singapore’s Digital Resource, which as of today, contains over 20,000 digitalised files from the Independent Archive. The digitalised files will be integrated into NTU CCA Singapore’s Public Resource Platform and will be accessible at the Centre, the Independent Archive, and the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, a collaborative partner of this project. With Journey of a Yellow Man, the Centre addresses the importance of providing historically significant source material for researchers and the wider public.
Opening Night: Saturday, 15 September, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Venue: The Lab, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
When: 15 Sep - 25 Nov 2018,