A mixed-media installation by artist Chu Hao Pei, Withering Rice, Flourishing Sovereignty highlights a collection of rice farming practices and its interwoven relationship between rice and politics in Southeast Asia. A staple consumed in the region, rice has become more than a food product but a symbol embedded within our Southeast Asian cultures. Through a constellation of textures and material, the work explores the production and consumption of rice as borderless produce, and how it is or can be used as a socio-political tool to reimagine the boundaries between countries in Southeast Asia.
Venue: The Substation Box Office
When: 21 Jan - 10 Feb 2021, 12noon - 8pm, Tue–Sun (Closed on Mon)
By: The Substation