‘in.ViSiBLE’ was the result of a 2-year research project ‘(un)it: HD85828’ (2011-2013), supported by the Associate Artists Research Programme at The Substation.
For this project, I was looking at the collective invisibility of People Living with HIV in Singapore. HD85828 is the faintest star visible to the naked human eye and was used as a metaphor for these people.
One aim of the project was to design a performance that could give these people visibility, while keeping their identities anonymous at the same time. Another aim was to allow the audience to affect how the performance moves forward: they are required to activate the light and sound in order to see or hear something; otherwise most of the performance remains in total darkness and silence. Through this work, I want to raise questions about agency, responsibility and complicity of the individuals, especially within the context of the discrimination faced by People Living with HIV. I hope this work can remind us what it means to be human and how we are connected.
Premiere: 5th -6th April 2017 @ The Substation (Singapore)
The Substation’s Associate Artists Research Programme (Singapore)
Actions for AIDS (Singapore)