CAPTURING HOME

Published on 20 February 2017

What do you get when a group of 14 young artists working in photography and film go through a six-month mentorship with established local visual artists?

By: Melanie Lee

An introspective and diverse showcase Between Home and Home where notions of identity, place and relationships are explored.

Organised by NOISE Singapore in collaboration with Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film, this exhibition is, as its synopsis describes, a “youthful communing with personal memory and experience, and a search for self and belong.”

Here are some of the visual stories that struck a chord with us.

sTRAPPED by Alexandria Neoh

Photo: Alexandria Neoh

Usually a commercial photographer for families, newborns and expecting parents, Neoh takes a step back and presents a series of dreamy landscape images juxtaposed with a baby in a pram as a way of exploring the evolving concepts of childhood and parenthood.

The Act of Loneliness by Christopher Wong

Photo: Christopher Wong

This series of photos centres on amusement arcades – Wong’s frequent hangout with his friends when he was younger. Looking back as an observer of these spaces, his series captures a quiet calmness to the colourful, noisy chaos.

Linda by Louisa Ong

Photo: Louisa Ong

In 2015, Ong’s mother, Linda, passed away from cancer. Through photography, Ong attempts to visually record her dialogue with grief by reconstructing these difficult moments. It is also an ode to her mother.

Protagonist’s Antagonism by Valence Sim

Photo: Valence Sim

Sim presents an intimate look into the life of a young temple medium, Ah Hwee. Besides capturing shots of him going into a trance at a temple, the series also reveals Ah Hwee’s personal struggles to support his family as mediums rely solely on the donations of devotees.

The Noise Art Mentorship Showcase (Photography & Moving Images) will be on till 12 March 2017 at Objectifs, Centre 42 and The Theatre Practice. Click here for more details.

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