Thesis Installation & Google Hangout Performance
Dancers: Rhys Dennis, Zunnur Sazali
Sound Design: Debbie Ding
(Oil paintings & sketches by Ayan-Yue Gupta)
photo documentation by Rebekah Lee
While many smart cities are emerging around the world, Singapore’s Smart Nation seeks to establish itself as the world’s first to incorporate a holistic, all around vision. Technology builders and entrepreneurs are encouraged to leverage Singapore’s smart infrastructure and use the nation as a ‘living laboratory’ to test new ideas with global potential. Can a nation be governed by algorithms? How do bodies move within this apparatus of interfaces and sensors? What can or cannot be quantified? ‘Performing the Smart Nation’ seeks to engage this corporate vision by finding new performance strategies within choreography — a system that thrives on bringing physical expression and it’s potentialities to the fore. It reimagines the social kinaesthetic by transforming the exhibition space into a playful site of transmission and collaboration.
Slade MA/MFA/PhD Show 2016