Engagements With Landscape
Curated by Jeremy Sharma.
The selection of works revolves around the notion of an imagined landscape – where making a video or short film becomes a landscape of enquiry whether through medium, body, site, history, reference and temporality. The camera here serves as an acknowledged machinic accomplice as opposed to a passive apparatus to plot or narrative. Here landscapes not only become new digitizations of visions, gestures, objects and images, but are also a record of reflexes from the artist. This selection features works from the LASALLE College of the Arts community featuring staff and alumni taken from ‘Wayang Malam’, an annual outdoor screening event of experimental films and video held at one of the college campuses organised by the McNally School of Fine Arts. They are made by artists whose main medium may not be video or film but work in the fields of media, installation, painting and sculpture. Most of the artists are based in Singapore, and some are Malaysian having studied or worked in Singapore.