Entitled Secret Ingredient, the artwork will be a collection of private thoughts shared anonymously by the public and woven into a site-specific installation of light and language. These sentences, handwritten by the artist, will take shape based on the paths mapped during her walks around the Telok Ayer neighbourhood.
Carrying the weight of a secret all by yourself can be burdensome, but British artist Nicola Anthony is inviting the public to share their secrets for a new art installation and as a means of catharsis.
As part of the secret-gathering process, ‘confession slips’ will be available at local gallery cafe SPRMRKT, for the public to pen their most private thoughts and to drop into a ‘confession box’ found at SPRMRKT from 1 September to 6 October.
Without eyes looking back at you, a confession may stop short of true catharsis. Guests who wish to share their secrets face-to-face with the artist can do so at SPRMRKT on Sunday, 11 October (time to be advised).
Secret Ingredient will also unearth geographical secrets of the Telok Ayer area, which will be presented as a series of drawings inspired by fractals, infinitely recurring patterns that are replete in nature.
Nicola’s light sculpture Ouroboros, made using 10,000 ping pong balls, was commissioned for the 28th Southeast Asian Games held in Singapore in June. On exhibiting Secret Ingredient at SPRMRKT, she said, “Our coffee shops and cafes have become the spaces where we congregate, go about our daily rituals and meet our clan. It’s where we go to be alone with ourselves, but also where intimate conversations take place.”
The exhibition is curated by independent curator and performance artist Daniela Beltrani. A private reception will be held on 14 October before the exhibition opens to the public from 15 October till 30 November. Further additions to the work will be done live at SPRMRKT on 17 October, 15 November and 27 November.
When: 1 Sep - 6 Oct 2015,