Exhibition | CONCRETE ISLAND prep-room

[Gallery Impression, CONCRETE ISLAND prep-room]

Date: 2 February 2016 - June 2016
Venue: NX3, NUS Museum

Taking as its points of departure J.G. Ballard’s novel Concrete Island (1974) and Tan Pin Pin’s film 80km/h (2004), this project features works and documents guided by the metaphor of Singapore as a “concrete island”. It proposes to think of this city as less a built environment, than a condition of movement, exchange, and intensities. The project disperses into several formats all at once: a prep-room exhibition space; a publication reader; an experimental reading programme; a bus tour along the Pan Island Expressway; a mobile cinema programme. This prep-room space at the NUS Museum functions as a site for the ongoing accumulation of materials generated out of this project.  

Current contributors to the project include Luca Lum, Tan Pin Pin, Tse Hao Guang, Jason Wee, Geraldine Kang, Fiona Tan, Ho Rui An, Anca Rujoiu, Amanda Lee Koe, Kathleen Ditzig, Liao Jiekai, Vanessa Ban, Lai Chee Kien, and Kent Chan. 


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