Step into the mysterious world of Native Revisions come this Friday, 10 Feb, on show to 12 Apr 2017. An exhibition of photography and moving images by four Asian artists, namely; Chua Chye Teck, Noh Suntag, Anup Mathew Thomas and Tomoko Yoneda – the design of the exhibition is carefully curated by Melanie Pocock, Assistant Curator at ICAS.
Walk in and unveil the photography exhibition as a curtain creates a division across the gallery. A three-channel video installation by Tomoko Yoneda slowly unfolds within a darkened space. Several works enact revision through photographic techniques and disappearing presentations. In representing these places, “do the artists create new memories of them or preserve them? And how do return visits and revision blur our sense of time and the ‘original’ character of places?”
The showcase looks at particular locations that each artist have made a return trip to, thus, exploring the artist’s intimate understanding of each place. It’s changing natures, ineffable phenomena and the forgotten histories.
These locations include natural forests in Singapore, communities in Kerala, India, notable sites of World War II of Japan, and a village in South Korea that was situated next to a United States military base.
The photography artworks aim to portay different viewpoints of each location. For example, a photo may be taken from afar or up close – to depict a day and night scenery. Visual cues and text, accompany the image to reference cultural and political contexts that have shaped each place over the years. Together, the images and texts show the character and nuances of the location spots, often, portraying a convergence of beauty, tragedy and humor.
The exhibition is held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore at LASALLE College of the Arts. For more information, click here.