Victor Tan began The Head Project in 2013 in his studio to test the boundaries of art and social media for himself. The project has developed to be a treat for visitors and friends to climb into The Head, a larger-than-life wire sculpture, and swing slowly to the rhythm of its oscillations. Tan, who is visually impaired, focuses his art practice on creating sculptures with metal wires.
The Head Project explores the limits of social media tools as they are used by people who are blind. It is an attempt by sculptor Victor Tan Wee Tar to bring his art to the virtual spaces of the Internet where it can be seen by both sighted and blind observers. Tan, who is visually impaired, focusses his art practice on creating 3D forms with metal wires, doing so primarily by touch. As such, his works have a strong tactile dimension. To experience this dimension of Tan’s art, however, an observer needs to be in the same physical space as the artwork.
Venue: Millenia Walk #01-35, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596
When: 18 - 31 Jan 2019, 12noon - 8pm