Slide & Tongue encompasses 12 photohaiku, conceived as a synthesis of image and text, revolving around the theme of everyday minimalism. The images are characterised by geometrical lines and the use of colour. Haiku was chosen because its compact form carries similarities to the minimal lines and emotive states evoked by the images.
The title of the exhibition refers to the physical slide of childhood playgrounds, but also slips into the idea of the slide as an implement of speech. This duality as a way of seeing frames the exhibition, allowing the photographs and haiku to engage each other in a reciprocal dialogue.
Lucia Cordeschi, writing in an essay for the exhibition, notes that “the very first level of perception of these images rests with their soothing aesthetic properties and with the emotions they might elicit, going against the grain of the current ethos of fast consumption and the scroll of visual storytelling through mediums such as Instagram.”
Ultimately, the encounter between the haiku and the images imbue the frame with additional layers of meaning, inviting viewers to engage through colour, composition and juxtaposition.
Photowrite Workshop: Making images and writing poems with Marc Nair
10am-12 pm, 27th October 2018
Fee: $20, Registration requested: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Talk: Featuring Marc Nair in conversation with Silke Schmickl, Curator National Gallery Singapore
7.30 pm, 31st October 2018
Free of Charge, Registration requested: email@example.com
Opening Night: 24th October 2018
Venue: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198892
When: 25 Oct - 18 Nov 2018,