http://oursg50wishes.tumblr.com is our project for the occasion of Singapore’s 50th year of Independence, aka SG50. Check it out!
It’s a collection of wishes for Singapore from more than a hundred of our friends in the arts, culture and civil society communities here. We hope their heartfelt wishes will inspire you to think about what you wish Singapore can be and how you can help create that.
Happy SG50 and Majulah Singapura!
Special shout-out to everyone who’s made it possible for us to continue The Soup Kitchen Project in 2015:
Anthony Huang, Ed Boon, PayPal, Robin, anngee, Sharon Lim, Charles Moy, Kenneth, Cherane and Jerane Tan, Christopher Tay, Pauline Leow, Michelle Mok, Caprice Stolle, Cindy Woo, Susmita Lim, Sharon Ng, Joanne Tan, Edmund Kong, Adrienne Pereira, Mel Ee, Canadian International School students, Adeline, pyr, Hamchan Inc, Cui Yu, Prisca, The Obs, True Bites, sponsors who prefer to remain anonymous
+ our lovely volunteers!
We are proud to be part of the 28,000 at Hong Lim Park yesterday to participate in the amazing gathering of love that is Pink Dot. Looking forward to a discrimination-free future where we truly consider our LGBTQ community a part of Singapore! Here are some photos we took.
In addition to the exhibition in MOCA Taipei, we also participated in the following activities:
What is the Foundation of Social Change? in Howl Space (Tainan), on 3 May, from 3-11pm – We spoke on Artistic Practice in Singapore’s Renaissance and hosted a ghost story telling event.
Dialogue as Method in MOCA Taipei, on 17 May, from 10am-5.30pm – We participated in a dialogue session, with Chen-Wei Lin and Je-Yu Li, entitled The Ethics of Listening to the Deceased: Bukit Brown Cemetery x Liuzhangli Mass Grave.
There’s one more dialogue session coming up on 12 Jun, entitled The Politics of Remembering in Singapore vs The Aesthetics of Oblivion in Taiwan, with Dr Liew Kai Khiun and Fang-Tze Hsu. Do catch it if you can!
Here are some images of our artworks on show in MOCA Taipei:
Bukit Brown Index #108. List of Names of the Deceased to be Exhumed to Make Way for the New 8-Lane Road through Bukit Brown and Seh Ong Cemeteries (Unclaimed Tombs as of 1 March 2013) (detail view)
Bukit Brown Index #109: Brownies at Their Chosen Spots in Bukit Brown
Bukit Brown Index #110: Brownies at Their Chosen Spots in Bukit Brown
Bukit Brown Index #111: Supernatural Map of Bukit Brown
Bukit Brown Index #73: GhostFilesSG: Ghosts of Bukit Brown Cemetery
Bukit Brown Index #112: Bukit Brown Scene 5 (2014)
The exhibition is on till 28 June 2015 and admission is free; so do go to see it if you can!
We were recently in Taiwan for OutPost 89: M.E.L.T.ING Project.
M.E.L.T.ING Project is a one-year conversation and exhibition project, curated by Yves Chun-Ta Chiu. We are showing Bukit Brown Index in the exhibition which is currently taking place in MOCA Taipei (15 May – 28 June). More info on the exhibition here.
Here are some images of us setting up Bukit Brown Index #108. List of Names of the Deceased to be Exhumed to Make Way for the New 8-Lane Road through Bukit Brown and Seh Ong Cemeteries (Unclaimed Tombs as of 1 March 2013):
We would like to thank 邱俊達, 李若玫, 張瓊如, 林老板, 王雪妮, 張懿, 李國豪, 謝靜榆, 黃任斌, 宋哲瑋, 賴士琦, 陳莉婷 for their support and assistance in making the exhibition possible.
Also, special thanks to 蕭麗虹老師 and 竹圍工作室 for the wonderful stay in Taipei, and congrats again on the 20th anniversary of BCS!