2020. LONG LIVE THE NEW FLES$S$SH
Single channel 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 works expand the possibilities for imagining brownness, imaging it into a digital consciousness. The title is an adaptation of Nicolas Provost’s film Long live the new flesh (2009) in which data moshing techniques are utilised to render a newer visual experience to films. Using that as a catalyst as a way 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, which is then presented against a blue screen of death.
Images courtesy of National Gallery Singapore