Jesse Jones: Tremble Tremble
In Tremble Tremble, Irish artist Jesse Jones transforms the ICA Singapore’s largest gallery into a multimedia installation which reimagines feminist history and institutions of law.
The exhibition title is inspired by the 1970s Italian ‘Wages for Housework’ campaign, during which women chanted Tremate, tremate, le streghe sono tornate! (Tremble, tremble, the witches have returned!). In Tremble Tremble, Jones introduces the witch as a feminist archetype and disrupter who has the potential to transform reality.
Exhibition curated by ICA Singapore Director Bala Starr for the LASALLE College of the Arts McNally Legacy Project.
Commissioned and curated by Tessa Giblin, Director, Talbot Rice Gallery, the University of Edinburgh, for the Pavilion of Ireland at the 57th Venice Biennale, supported by an international partnership with LASALLE.
Thursday, 18 January | 7pm–8pm | Led by Zarina Muhammad
Zarina Muhammad is a writer, researcher and Lecturer in Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts. Her current research interests include the cross-cultural and comparative histories pertaining to the persecution of sorcerers, as well as tracing the mythological roots and representations of the feared, desired and supernatural entities in Southeast Asia.
Wednesday 24 January | 7pm–8pm | Led by Shubigi Rao
Shubigi Rao is a visual artist and writer whose varied interests include constructed histories, the consolidation of authority through language and culture, the control of knowledge generation and access, and resistance against these historical and contemporary oppressions. She is currently working on Pulp: A short biography of the banished book, a ten-year film and book project about library and book destruction, open access, civil disobedience in the history of print, and the writing of these phenomena in the margins.
Tremble Tremble is part of The McNally Legacy – Celebrating Contemporary Arts. It is co-produced with Project Arts Centre and supported by The Ireland Funds Singapore and the Cultural Matching Fund, Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin Port Company.
Jesse Jones: Tremble Tremble (installation view), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. Image courtesy of Milton Tan