Fault-lines: Disparate and desperate intimacies is an exhibition by emerging curator Wong Binghao that introduces a new generation of artists (Marla Bendini, DarkMatter, Teejay H., Lam Hoi Sin, Loo Zihan, and Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder) who address queer experiences in their work. Shaped by Wong’s research in three broad areas—queer diasporas, affect and kinship—it presents video, installation and performance by emerging artists from Singapore, Asia and the United States.
The works in Fault-lines reflect the artists’ personal experiences of being queer and moving across physical, cultural and virtual spaces. Displacement and flux complicate young queer people’s notions of embodiment, desire, and belonging, and inform the making of these works. The exhibition conveys feelings of loneliness and estrangement through unique visual and verbal languages.
“D” (2015) by Hong Kong-based artist Lam Hoi Sin is a 10-metre wide vinyl installation that shows the geographical distance in kilometres between users of online dating sites. “Ex nilalang” (2015), a high-definition video by Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder currently on view at the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, explores nonhuman creatures through re-imagined Philippine myths.
During the exhibition visitors are invited to participate in Pillow Talk, a series of informal conversations exploring the exhibition’s themes, and featuring local and international activists, poets and others invited by Wong.
- Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder, Ex nilalang, 2015. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti
- Loo Zihan, Queer Objects: an archive for the future