Networked Bodies

Networked Bodies

WHEN
21 January – 7 February 2021
VENUE
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-21 (go to Google maps)
OPENING HOURS
Tues – Fri, 11am – 6pm*
Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm*
Closed on Mon
PH, 12pm – 6pm

*Except when public programmes are planned
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.supernormal.space/networked-bodies

Networked Bodies

Networked Bodies is an exhibition that seeks to investigate communication and intimacy through the internet. When our bodies are stuck, and our minds yearn for the other, how can we reach beyond the screen and create new sensory experiences? This exhibition will feature digital works, media installations, and works that use social media as a platform.

Paul Sermon, Telematic Dreaming, 1992. Image courtesy of the artist.

Online Artist Talk by Sarah Choo Jing, Alecia Neo, Sudhee Liao and Choy Kafai

23 January 2021, 3pm – 4pm, Online

Moderated by Ong Kian Peng

Join us for an afternoon of talks by our exhibiting artists. As part of Networked Bodies, the talk will delve into the individual artists’ works on display and their expanded practices. The talk is moderated by Ong Kian Peng the founder of Supernormal and the curator of Networked Bodies.

The talk will be streamed live on Facebook on the event page. No sign-up required.

Going Live: Enigmatic Perception Online Performance by Sudhee Liao

21 January 2021, 8pm, Instagram Live 
30 January & 6 February 2021, 5pm, Instagram Live 

As part of the exhibition Networked Bodies, Sudhee Liao will be performing Going Live: Enigmatic Perception, an online performance that examines how social media has transformed interpersonal relationships through a livestream dance performance. The livestream performance will see Liao responding in real time to live comments and feedback on Instagram-live. In this performance Liao literally performs the digital self, clashing the virtual and the real clash. Through it, Liao investigates how individuals, present and perform their digital selves and subsequently modify and alter them through such virtual relationships.

Catch the exhibition on Instagram @dancingwithenigmaticperception.

Audiences are encouraged to participate with Liao during the performance. The performance will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram.

Network Collectivities: Together and Apart through the Network Online Workshop by Jonathan Chomko

31 January 2021, 11am – 12pm, Online

Limited to 6 Participants

During this workshop participants will actively explore the physical and conceptual possibilities for collective motion in networked bodies, through a series of web-based explorations. Beginning with an introduction to www.grindruberairbnb.exposed, participants will collectively create a sequence of actions to perform together. Following this, participants will explore a new iteration of the artwork where the group can collectively shape the performance as it unfolds. The workshop will close with a discussion about the conceptual and practical possibilities of collective motion in networked bodies.

SIGN UP HERE

Networked Performance Between by Bani Haykal and Kin Leonn

23 January 2021, 8pm – 9pm, On-site Performance with livestream

As part of the opening weekend event for Networked Bodies, Bani Haykal and Kin Leonn will be performing an audio piece live in the exhibition space. The performance will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Exploring movement without boundaries Online Workshop by Sudhee Liao

24 January 2021, 11am – 12pm, Online

Limited to 6 participants

Join Sudhee Liao in an experimental online movement workshop where creativity, improvisation and personality as keys to finding oneself. Participants can expect to learn postural basics and movement mechanics; activating both the body and one’s self-awareness. Emphasis will be placed on the detailed and complex structure of the moving body and our emotions connected to it. Through this workshop, by learning how to make emotions accessible to oneself, participants can use the body to discover different ways of taking control of their own physical instrument.

No prior dance training is required, all participants are welcomed.

SIGN UP HERE

Care Index Research Workshop by Alecia Neo

30 January 2021, 11am – 5pm

By invitation only, a live segment will be streamed on the exhibition event page on 30 January 2021, 3.30pm.

Online Artist Talk by Paul Sermon, Brian den Hartog and Jonathan Chomko

30 January 2021, 8pm – 9pm, Online

Join us in an evening of talks by our exhibiting artists. As part of Networked Bodies, the talk will delve into the individual artists’ works on display and their expanded practices. The talk is moderated by Ong Kian Peng the founder of Supernormal and the curator of Networked Bodies.

The talk will be streamed live on Facebook on the event page. No sign-up required.

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