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The Third Script
Exhibition and Conversation I The Third Script I Boo Junfeng and Linda Lai
The Third Script
Boo Junfeng and Linda Lai two-person exhibition
Conversation Saturday, 7 May, 3:30-4:30pm
Host David Chan Ho Yeung
Guests Boo Junfeng and Linda Lai
The event is free of charge but registration is essential, as limited seats are available
Vernissage Saturday, 7 May, 5 -7 pm
Public Opening 7 May – 19 June, 2016
The Third Script investigates the use of micro-narratives to counter the pedagogy of using a set and linear narrative to define the identity of a city-state and its people. The title of the exhibition makes reference to what Homi K. Bhabha refers to as ‘the third space’, a space where a new identity and community is formed through the negotiation of the colonizing culture with the existing culture of a society. While ‘the third’ realises a liminal zone and encourages a bodily and emotional response as a result of temporal displacement, the ‘script’ seeks to improvise new methods of reading and writing in the hope of provoking the imagination.
Uncertain stories and fractured narratives form the nexus of this exhibition. In reaction to the unquestioned methodology of expressing events in linear time, Boo and Lai question the authority of this truth through presenting alternatives that express the instability of our memories. In doing so, their work is also a reflection of the failed national project of history writing – to both artists, there isn’t a single collective history for Singapore and Hong Kong; history is always multi-threaded and incomplete.
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