Presented as a digital session that teases the narratives of intimacy and symbolic gestures, including exploring how relationships are culturally inflected, The Orchid; The Wasp’s second Mediating Sessions was recorded at I_S_L_A_N_D_S and moderated by Racy Lim.
The new works by Liana Yang and Thesupersystem explore ideas of attraction in two different settings — Liana creates in the context of illicit spaces and Thai Discos (Siam Diu) while Thesupersystem adopts an environment closer to the self. Both interpret these personal experiences of pleasure through the culture of performance. For Thesupersystem, it is the familiar Malay films of late actor and director P. Ramlee and a music accompaniment by Singaporean producer Fauxe. For Liana, it is the various voyeuristic footage of women online, dance and music at discos, and transactional acts of service.
I_S_L_A_N_D_S is an experimental platform that encourages artists to reconsider the boundaries of their practice by testing novel concepts and alternative means of exhibition-making. They are located at 5 Coleman St, Excelsior Shopping Centre, B1-07B, Singapore 179805.
Part of Singapore Art Week 2021, supported by National Arts Council Singapore.
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