As part of Rooted in Ephemeral Speak (R.I.T.E.S.) #3
Curated by Lee Wen and Urich Lau
[Teow Yue Han works with film and photography, he experiments with ideas and manners of interaction and gestures, with a jab on the corresponding existence in live simulation of suspended imageries. Time in motion and the projection of light is relative – as a projecting image takes up time and space, it also expends energy and imagination. This process is taking place when the subject of the image hits on the surface of the object, where images are both physical manifestations and imprints of the imagined. In his own words, the work Projection II explores Freud’s theory of “psychological projection”. The artist participates in the creation of live images with the interaction of the audience (here, becoming his sitters), where projected images become relative, between the real and the imagined.]
*excerpt by curators
“RITES” is a cross-disciplinary platform that presents time-based performances, electro-acoustics improvisations, experimental music, performative art projects, artists’ talks and workshops and discussions on performance-related activities. Its objectives are to present an eclectic mix of performances that is informed by visual aesthetics, technological integration and conceptual integrity involving art making and the social and cultural contexts that are related to performances. It explores art activities that are spatial, the way in which performance is linked to cultural, ethnic and geographical elements in identity, and at the same time exploring how all these elements can be bound and related to the global, technological, cultural and economic shifts in our daily life.