Phase 1: Exploring The Self x The City
April 2020 - June 2020
RQ1: How can the artists identify and question our personal relationship with the architecture of the Singapore city space?
During the Circuit Breaker in Singapore, our pioneering three artists (Matthew, Stephanie and Si Xuan) worked asynchronously to explore each of their personal relationships, using the Singapore city space as a stimulus.
In this phase, we were exploring our individual psychological and physiological relationships to existing systems and ideologies in the city. On the one hand, we examined tangible examples of urban infrastructure, while on the other hand we also were identifying value systems that we subscribe to in the city. We wanted to question our ways of living in the city that were second nature to us. Based on our own personal experiences and value systems, could we identify opportunities to reconfigure the ways that inhabitants in the city circulate and transact with one another?
Asynchronous movement explorations and material studies
We conducted individual explorations asynchronously in our own homes: the dancers Matthew and Stephanie recorded videos of movement explorations while Si Xuan shared her scans and videos of material studies.
*(Bonus: See which explorations found resonances in later developments in Phase 3 and 4!)