Facing the imminent threat of en-bloc, coupled with dwindling sales and a notorious reputation with tourists, timber turned electronics hub Sim Lim Square is a melding of national and transnational labour and affects, visible and invisible networks, trendy and obsolete goods; all etched in the Singaporean subconscious.
Set against Singapore’s rapid adoption of digital technologies, the
3-week residency held in the city’s ‘tech’ mecca aims to code
and recode perspectives surrounding art, technology and space.
Inhabiting a store unit repurposed as an artist studio, the residency
offers opportunities to engage with communities and resources at
Sim Lim Square to develop new works and artistic discourses. It
aims to provide a space < > that serves as a conduit for ongoing
conversations and investigations between the residency artists and
diverse communities connected by the mall.
The residency programme includes open studios, guided tours,
panel sessions, artist talks, and presentation of works by the artists.