Discipline the City

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Act II — Disciplinary design provides a channel for social and political ideology to exert control over space.

Featured artists:
Stephanie Burt
Chen Sai Hua Kuan
Pat Toh

Display date: 04—22 Oct

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by Stephanie Jane Burt


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A labyrinth exploring the adventures of a young girl, at first hand may seem to be aesthetically pleasing and fun, yet on closer inspection, sinister undertones permeate.


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Stephanie Jane Burt (b.1988) is an artist whose practice spans from sculptural installations to fictional prose. She completed her studies at Glasgow School of Art where she received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Painting in 2012 and her Master of Fine Arts in 2014. She moved back to Singapore in 2015, where she currently works and resides.

Her work invites the viewer to explore dialogues between her installations and their settings through a fictional narrative at times referencing film and literature. She is currently invested in feminist readings of mother-daughter relations, dynamics of female friendships and the analysis and representation of Girl culture.
 


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Space Drawing No. 9

by Chen Sai Hua Kuan


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Space Drawing No.9 was created at the studio space of La Malterie, Lille, France in 2010 as a result of artist-in-residency programme at La Malteria artist resource centre. Space Drawing No.9 captures the social life of the art centre through the energy released from a black bungee rope. The rope bounces from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling, from inside to outside mapping the space in an energetic and dynamic way and disclosing the characters of the particular sites. ‘Space Drawing’ is a series of experimental and multi-disciplinary installation and film work, which explores the idea of the simplest but the most fundamental function of a line – to divide, subtract and define a space.


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Chen Sai Hua Kuan was born in 1976 in Singapore. He graduated from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 1997. In 2007, he received a Master in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Visually simple and often laborious in execution, Sai’s practice often incorporates cross-disciplinary elements of sculpture, drawing, installation, sound and performance with wit and energy. He received numerous awards including Artist-in-residency Award, ̈Künstlerhaus Bethanien”, Berlin Germany (2015-2016), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan (2013); The People’s Choice Award, ‘Mostyn Open 18’, Wales, United Kingdom (2013); The Visiting Artist Program of Earth Observatory Singapore, Singapore (2012); Best of WRO,14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011 - Alternative Now, Wrocław, Poland (2011); Artist-in-residency Award, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom (2011); Best film of FAFF2010, Fundada Artists’ Film Festival, Wakefield, United Kingdom (2010); Winner of International Competition, “Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent”, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, Russia (2009).

Sai has exhibited extensively, at venues that include “Singapore Eye”, Saatchi Gallery, London and ArtScience Museum, Singapore 2015, “Walking through Haw Par Villa”, the Esplanade, Singapore 2015, “Verticality”, Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France 2015, “Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2015”, SOTA Theatre, Singapore, ‘If the World Changed’ (2013, Singapore Biennale); ‘Sound of the Earth’ (2013, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan); ‘The Realm in the Mirror, the Vision out of Image’ (Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, China); ‘Arte Laguna Prize’ (2013, Arsenale of Venice, Italy); ‘Drawing Now Paris / Le Salon Du Dessin Contemporain’ (2013, Cattousel Du Louvre, Paris); ‘Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia’, (2012, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore);“International Film Festival Rotterdam - ATTRACTION OF THE OPPOSITES” (2011,Rotterdam, the Netherlands); “Luleå Art Biennial” (2011,Sweden) ‘Moscow International Biennale for Young Art’ (2010, Russia); ‘EV+A’ (2010, Ireland); “Busan International Short Film Festival”, (2010 Busan, South Korea); “Royal Academy of Arts: Summer Exhibition 2010” (2010, United Kingdom), and “International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009” (2009, Yokohama, Japan).


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Space Drawing No.9
Dimension variable
29 Seconds
Edition of 5
2010



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A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones

by Pat Toh


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This is a psychogeographic exploration of the city through the body as site. This performance explores the overlooked natural and historical moments present in the lines, ridges and scars of our bodies. What are the memories and experiences behind one’s bodily scars? How might this inform the body politics of place? Working with older people and artists, visitors will walk into a process of mapping, where themes of territory, subjugation and boundary will be indexed through bodies in movement and tableaus.


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Pat Toh is a performer and performance maker with an interest in the lived experience of the body and the aesthetics of the everyday. A Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship recipient, she graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Australia). She has created Homogenous (Theatre Studio Raw Series), Terra Incognita (M1 Fringe Festival) and Warpaint (Substation Directors Lab). Her work Pretty Things (Substation) was nominated for Life Theatre Awards “Production of the Year”, “Best Director” and “Best Ensemble” in 2013.


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