Buangkok Mall Life Club is an art space considering the potential of intimacy, connection and alternative economy in a Singaporean mall. It featured various components: Buangkok Exchange Department considered human-object relationships as well as how value is ascribed, eventually transforming to a free store where customers could use object residues to make sculptures; Heartbreak Altar invited people to let go of objects from past relationships; interviews with mall workers as a way to make visible their labour and narratives; collaborative text-based paintings about recent happenings in people’s lives, as a way to soften the alienation non-art-goers might feel in gallery spaces. Visitors could spend time in a cosy community space that functioned as an antithesis to consumerism. The exhibition documents the project while featuring new and transformed elements.
This project is part of the Community Arts Residency at Buangkok Square in collaboration with the Housing Development Board.
Image courtesy of Buangkok Mall Life Club.