Chapel Gallery & Lower Gallery, Objectifs
18 Mar to 17 April 2016
Tue to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun, 12pm to 4pm
Opening: 18 Mar 2016, 7pm
*Public Sharing: Meet our Students and Mentors
Head down to Objectifs on 26th March and 3 April for a sharing session with our artist, students and mentors. This is a free event, but pre-registration via Peatix is required.
26 Mar (Sat) 3pm – 5pm
The session will open with a short introduction by Artist-curator Dr Jay Koh, who will share his mentoring research and experience in Ireland with reference to a case study in the UK.
Sign up: http://publicsharing1.peatix.com
3 Apr (Sun) 1.30pm – 3.30pm
This public session will open with a short introduction by the Artist Alecia Neo, followed by reflections and insights by participating mentors and students. Visitors will be invited to tour the various art projects after the discussion.
Sign up: http://publicsharing2.peatix.com
*Unseen: Conversations Across The Constellation
2 April (Sat) 2pm – 430pm
Lower Gallery, Objectifs
Moderated by socially-engaged art platform Brack, this panel discussion coalesces themes explored in the publication. To find out more, please visit: https://www.objectifs.com.sg/unseen-conversations-across-the-constellation/
*Unseen: Organising Knowledge
16 April (Sat) 2pm – 4pm
Lower Gallery, Objectifs
Facilitated by Artist-Curator Jay Koh, this discussion will introduce open processes to explore the knowledge structures that organise experiences of working in public with individuals and groups. To find out more, please visit: https://www.objectifs.com.sg/unseen-organising-knowledge/
Artist Alecia Neo presents Unseen: Constellations from 18 March 2016 to 17 April 2016 at Objectifs. A two-year long project initiated by artist Alecia Neo, Unseen: Constellations provides a platform for seven youths who live with visual-impairment to explore their self-identities and dreams through art. Through a creative process led by the artist, students and the collaborators, the project will be presented as a large-scale multi-sensory installation comprising of seven distinctive tents.
Ranging from music to film to audio story, this socially engaged art initiative documents and presents the youths’ self-explorations and their creative processes with the artist and the collaborators. Using art as an agent, Unseen: Constellations is a bridge between sighted people and people living with visual impairment – a merging of both worlds.
Based on their interests and dreams, seven youths from Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School – Dallon Au, John Danesh, Goh Wei Bin, Adelyn Koh, Nurul Natasya, Neo Kah Wee and Claire Teo – were each paired with professionals who best fit their aspiring vocations. Together, they collectively dreamed their world into being, creating their own stories, resulting in a myriad of projects that culminates into Unseen: Constellations.
Unseen: Constellation will also include a video documentation and materials from a new collaborative project titled Unseen: Shift Lab. The multi-disciplinary project is an extension of the artist’s research in collaborative processes and creating in the absence of sight. Artist Alecia Neo collaborates with musician Ng Chor Guan from Toccata Studio and theatre-makers Christopher Ling, Nandang Abdul Rahman, and Nicole Ann Thomas from TheatreThreeSixty, and participants from Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia in reimagining space and shifting public perceptions.
Unseen Art Ltd. is a non-profit arts company which believes in art’s significant role in harnessing the creative potential of individuals, communities and our environment. This involves re-imagining and shifting human behaviour and culture. We are interested in how art can address an issue of importance and create a significant space for individual and collective agency.
For more info: http://unseenart.squarespace.com/