Made in collaboration with Aini Azidah and Georgiana Phua
Living rooms are shared spaces that bear the absence and presence of the people that live in it. The art pieces that combine organic forms with geometric shapes are made using old clothing. The worn fabrics project the body and social life onto inanimate objects.
Within what is traditionally a domestic domain, these pieces of pseudo furniture intermingle with the commercial realm, by borrowing the visual language employed by furniture chain IKEA. With that reference, the space poses the question of whether it is a showroom or a living room, and what makes a space one that is truly worn-in, and a space for the living.
More information about this work can be found here.
This artwork was created for aedge 2018.
aedge (an acronym for “Art Educators’ Developmental & Generative Explorations”) is an annual art teachers’ exhibition organised by the Singapore Teachers Academy for the aRts (STAR) to encourage art teachers to hone their art practices and enhance the professional excellence of the fraternity.
An interview with the artists is also available here.