2020. LONG LIVE THE NEW FLES$S$SH
HD video, 16:9 format, colour and sound (stereo), 4 min 30 sec
As part of An Exercise of Meaning in a Glitch Season - Proposals of Novel Ways of Being, National Gallery Singapore. Curated by Syaheedah Iskandar.
The video work expands the possibilities for imagining brownness, imaging it into a digital consciousness. It attempts to reconfigure and magnify the presence of the generic, femme-presenting other through computer-generated imagery and data-moshing, inquiring the grounds on would it mean for marginalised identities to be in the matrix. The title is an adaptation of Nicolas Provost’s film Long live the new flesh (2009) in which data moshing is utilised to render a newer visual experience to films. Using it as a catalyst to fragment the visual language of racial, gendered trauma by breaking, morphing, fracturing and compressing frames as an infinite failure to perform in reading the body in the machine.
Images courtesy of National Gallery Singapore