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Reading Group: To the Tombs led by artist Luca Lum

3 Aug 2019, Sat 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

Participants will address the death or afterlife of a person, idea, technology, place, or community, that is connected to Singapore, through a creative form that begins with texts from the Reading Room. Participants approach these texts as death poems and elegies directed towards their identified object, whose presence in current reality is arguably tenuous— an endangered form or an object that is yet to come, that may have shifted the directions of our worlds, but is currently diminished in its form—and situate this towards something else within the exhibition space. Instead of focusing on built solutions, the group will examine and concoct the temporalities and topologies of loss, dispossession, longing, memorialisation, and ruin. Participants should come prepared with a brief idea of the endangered or expired object/subject/event they are addressing. 



Luca Lum (Singapore) is an artist and writer. Her work pivots around questions of writing, location, gender, dissolution, mourning, infrastructure, manifesting through texts, installations, performances, collaborations and pranks. She is also co-founder of soft/WALL/studs, a form of collective study. A former artist-in-residence at NTU CCA Singapore, she has presented projects at the NTU CCA Singapore, Institute for Contemporary Art Singapore, Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society (with soft/WALL/studs), Luma Westbau, NUS Museum, Ikkan Art Gallery, and Yeo Workshop. She was also an alumni of Triple Canopy’s annual publication intensive, Curating Lab, and Writing Lab. 


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