Both Hélène and JY question the relentless and ubiquitous recording on social media.
Nowadays, every situation “here, there, somewhere, elsewhere…can be captured in external digital memory” as highlighted by Hans Ulrich Obrist in “Somewhere, Totally Else”. However, such knowledge “lacks emotional elements”.
Quite the opposite, Hélène’s “Instant Ink” series experiments a fast, not premeditated, way of painting which archives emotional snapshots, while JY’s monoprints and lithographies interrogate the role of memory and the ability of photography to capture our recollections. Indeed, change and disorder are the primal conditions of the world, but for JY, photographic images are “staged memory captured under the basic condition of order”. To the contrary, her images strive to express the transience between remembering and forgetting, the amazing journey of preservation and the struggle against oblivion. Ultimately, her artworks reconnect the viewer to the affective awareness of his own existence.
By exploring memory, Here, Somewhere, Totally Else also questions the role of the untold, the unsaid, the not represented here or not represented yet, the forgotten and the erased.
Gallery Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday : 2pm to 7pm
Closed : Monday, Tuesday & PH
Ticket Price: Free
November 29 (Thursday) 2:00 pm - January 13 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
Intersections 34 Kandahar Street - Singapore 198892