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Residencies: Insights – Dictation with artist Weixin Chong (Singapore)

7 Nov 2015, Sat 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Studio #01-07, Block 38 Malan Road

During her residency, Singapore artist Weixin Chong is exploring perspectives and portrayals of tropicality in a Singaporean context, from projections of exoticism and escape to the post-colonial self-conscious gaze of the tropical being, to how the natural growth of wildlife represents ‘undevelopment’.

For her current project, Chong is calling for participants to take part in a dictation event within the Gillman Barracks “jungle”. Chong will read aloud a text in which participants will be asked to transcribe from her dictation. These texts will be translated by the artist into an artwork. After the dictation, guests are invited to a read in the artist’s studio.

Weixin Chong graduated from the Royal College of Art, London with a MA Fine Art, Printmaking. In 2015, Chong was an Artist-in-Residence at Laboratori Artistici Nicoli and Studio Fitz-Carrara, Cararra, Italy. She has exhibited in START 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London, The Third Print, TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul and was a showcased artist at the Southeast Asian Platform at Art Stage Singapore.

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