labs

Labs is a pilot programme for projects that trace unusual and innovative lines between art and technology. For 2021-22, we focus on integrating performance and technology, with an emphasis on how liveness and audience experience can be remapped across digital, virtual and physical space.



Office: Hands Edition
Artist : Xafiér Yap

: motion capture, video

Souvenir
Artists : Ashley Hi, Hilary Yip, Kirti Upadhyaya, Nathanael Townsend, Ryan Benjamin Lee

: Augmented Reality (AR) art walk

voices in a room
Artists : Ang Kia Yee, ants chua, Chew Shaw En, Helen Cai, Rice Tan, txting teo

: performance scores

Across a Small Distance
Artists : Chew Shaw En and Jevon Chandra

: live performance, motion mapping & sensing

100 Advertisements - Now Online!
Artist : Eng Kai Er

: live Zoom, Google Doc, Youtube performance



: process


Yun Teng, Documentation Lead (2021)

~ Our Labs projects in 2021 place a focus on proposals that integrate performance and technology, testing how liveness and audience experience can be remapped across digital, virtual and physical space. With an emphasis on playtesting, experimentation and development, documentation becomes an important way to trace the process and evolution of each Lab project. Beyond the material outcomes, we place value on the processual, social, emotional, virtual and immaterial aspects of the Labs.

These are the driving considerations behind the development of this growing, open (and incomplete) archive. This page is an exercise in creating a constellation of materials and drawing connections between the different ideas, actions, objects and traces of each project. In doing so, it reflects, responds to, and unfolds their processes. It also attempts to think about the ways in which archival documentation can be activated, and how sites of interpretation can be generated. ~