Artist: Tinu Verghis
Bringing to light the social gesture of whispering and augmenting the process of how secrets are communicated, Verghis’ interactive installation is a reflection of a society that is multicultural, multiracial, multi-religious and multi-lingual – both literally and metaphorically. Embellished with tiny traditionally embroidered Indian mirrors and measuring at an approximate 5m in length and 1.5m in height, the pipe installation seeks to engage visitors to reflect on their individual identities, cultures and respective histories. The installation will be erected at 1 Kampong Kapor Road, in front of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, and will be open to the public throughout the course of the festival.
Image credits: Ng Wu Gang
Tinu’s practice is a critical study into the political and poetic symbols of the female form – an awakening from her previous 15-year-long modeling career. An MA Fine Arts graduate from LASALLE College of The Arts, she was the recipient of the President’s Award at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Italy) in 2015 and the Winston Oh Travel Research Award in 2016.