Disappearing Moon: Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley
Curated by Tolla Sloane with Sam I-shan for AiRx 2012. Presented by Singapore International Foundation and the British Council.
This two-person exhibition is the culmination of Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley’s participation in the year-long AiRx programme 2012. The exhibition records their on-going dialogue with a new series of solo and collaborative work, and serves as an important documentation of the developmental exchange.
Following her residency in London at the Royal College of Art, Chua has created a new set of works that develops her ongoing interest in the relationship between controlled situations and the element of chance and the unknown. Following her residency in Singapore at LASALLE College of the Arts, Critchley developed a series of interconnected video and photographic works exploring the reciprocal relationship between the body and the animate environment that surrounds it, particularly underwater.
Together, the artists collaborated on three new series. The central collaborative work is a set of digital montages titled Disappearing Moon, which lends itself to the title of this exhibition. The artists photographed the moonrise and moonset on the same night in Singapore and the UK, conducting observation studies in the two separate environments.
Through their explorations of ambivalent spaces and shifting qualities of light, the collaborative work raises questions of representation and communication.
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AiRx is a residential and cultural immersion programme for artists to reflect and research their practices for a period of three weeks in the UK and Singapore.
The programme aims to provide international contacts for the selected artists and to facilitate an ongoing exchange of ideas.
Partners: British Council and Singapore International Foundation
Programme and curatorial support: Give Art Space
Supporters: Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Royal College of the Arts, Town Hall Hotels, New Majestic Hotels, Yeo Workshop, Asia House, Korla, Mint
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