Past Alt. Proj | Antenna Space

Screen Green

Duration: 2016.07.16 - 2016.07.16
Hours: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Artist:  Ho Rui An
Address: No.50 Moganshan Rd, Building 17, Room 202, Shanghai, China
On July 16, 2016, Antenna Space will present Singapore artist Ho Rui An’s first lecture performance in mainland China. This lecture performance will be a speculation about an hour. The lecture takes as a point of departure the telecast of a speech made by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, during which the man was pictured against a homogenous green backdrop that is incidentally of the shade used in special effects compositing. Encountering this “green screen” with the lush greenery that covers the city-state, it considers how the numerous green spaces in Singapore act as giant green screen studios that solicit the participation and imagination of the masses only in order to limit and modulate the articulations that are thus produced.

Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. He writes, talks and thinks around images, with an interest in investigating their emergence, transmission and disappearance within contexts of globalism and governance. He has presented projects at the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Serpentine Galleries (London), LUMA/Westbau (Zürich), NUS Museum (Singapore), QUT Art Museum (Brisbane), Para Site (Hong Kong) and Witte de With (Rotterdam). He is the Singapore desk editor for ArtAsiaPacific and has contributed to numerous publications. He lives and works in Singapore.