A collaboration between Singaporean artist, Tania De Rozario and Suzanne de Emmony for 'Mysterious Objects at Noon’ - paired artists from UK and Singapore undertook a contemporary remake of the Surrealist game of ‘Exquisite Corpse’.
This collaborative work was produced via virtual exchange - each piece created in turn and in response to the former. Emailed exchanges using text (De Rozario) & and images (de Emmony) as an attempt to unravel possible shared experiences and memories in order to transcend the distances in culture, generation and geography that would seem to separate them.
The ‘Mysterious Object at Noon’ collaborations for DEMprojects were supported by The National Arts Council Singapore and resulted in an exhibition in Singapore in 2015 with a follow-up London show scheduled for later in the same year.
from lurid nylon drapes. Spaces within spaces that tease with occasional
suggestions of the real… a cough off camera, a child’s toy barely visible at
the edge of the webcam frame…. She vacates the space, exits stage left, her
absence is whispered – evoking recent thoughts of the climacteric female
absenting herself, gradually erasing from the digital gaze the pose she spent
decades constructing… and I am reminded again of the vacated enclosure.
Performance over. Spectacle removed.
Waiting... pressed back as far away as she could, faded floral wallpaper fused with blue cotton-covered shoulder blades.
Framed in the darkest recess of the other side, he caught her eye... miniature. polished jet fingertips questioning. Delicately strum hexagonal twisted wire to produce a discordant melancholic tune... conjuring a potent blend of fear and curiosity.
It was a large freakish specimen. Exotic with questing, glossy, barbed tentacles unlike anything she had encountered before. Looming and silhouetted against the cold red brick.
They, the family with the Swedish car, perfect Christmas and red flocked cloakroom, seemed unaware of it and how, on that crisp October afternoon, her brother came to introduce it to the shadowy occupant of gloomy corridor is unclear. But the resulting chaos and screams of deep-seated primal fear will haunt them all forever.
Regardless of whether is actually happened or not,
Altered found photographs
(A visual play upon ideas of nostalgia, slippage and distortion)
Welcome to the Pleasuredome
(2014) Video (mute) dur; 1 min (looped)/ tailors dummy.
Looking in & back as Kraken-like the abject emerges, tenderly caressing the rhythms of an unknowing display…
Limbs intertwine as past and near future play and tease, until at last the gaze dictates and climacteric slow dance self-censors and muffles the song …
3 x installation views - ArtLacuna Space, London (2014)
Welcome to the Pleasuredome (2014) dur: 1 min (looped)
Untitled (2012) oil paint, appropriated material on paper