Part of Proposals for Novel Ways of Being
Under the Skin, curated by artist Cheong Kah Kit, showcases the experimental practices of George Chua, Nina Djekić, and Noor Effendy Ibrahim, three artists who engage with sound, bodily movements, and performance to examine contemporary body and identity politics. Well versed in theatre, dance and visual art settings, their practices resist categorisation. Bringing together elements of performance, sound and visual art in response to the theme of Proposals for Novel Ways of Being, the artists have each been commissioned to produce new work reflecting their own experiences of the sudden uncertainty and loss of normalcy during the global COVID- 19 pandemic – abrupt shifts in social interaction and daily routines, confinement and physical limitations, adjustments and reorientations to relationships.
The artists will work with Singapore artist, filmmaker and cinematographer Russell Morton to realise these performative works through the medium of video, and the three final video works will be presented online. While the current conditions of our lives also expose global fragilities and social divisions, this project draws mainly from the spaces, experiences and materialities of everyday life, where the effect of the pandemic is, perhaps, most potent and surreptitious.
Venue: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Gillman Barracks
When: 1 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021,