Yeo Workshop presents ‘Klaus,’ by Hayama Projects – an artist collective comprised of Singapore-based Mike Chang and Los Angeles-based co-founders Juka Araikawa and Krister Olsson, featuring Jasmine Little and Xiang Yun Loh. The international collective Hayama Projects previously exhibited together at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS) in 2014. This upcoming exhibition will highlight their progressive artistic development.
The exhibition aims to explore the idea of mapping and interpretation of maps. Using the familiar folktale ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by the Brothers Grimm as inspiration, the artists imagine an alternative plot using a character named Klaus, who is a village boy. Klaus chances upon the woods and retrieves breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel – in a trail that was initially meant to lead them home.
Instead of potentially saving Hansel and Gretel from being eaten by the witch, Klaus’ curiosity leads him to collect the leftover breadcrumbs in an attempt to piece together and reassemble a full piece of bread. His action inevitably changes the plot and focus of the story.
Venue: Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road, Singapore 108 932
When: 29 Jul - 28 Aug 2016,
By: Yeo Workshop