The Sound of Sound:
This performative talk by Joo Choon Lin and artists Magdalen Chua and Colin Justin Wan explores the overhead projector as a metaphor for consciousness. The prevailing discussions on the representation of memories and dreams in the trio’s collaborative work often address the question of “mind’s eye” – or the mental faculty of conceiving the imaginary or recollected scenes. Using media technologies of representation, The Sound of Sound builds a shared repository of images, sounds, emotions, and sensations to summon a shared existence.
Audiences are invited to submit drawings, prints, and photographic contributions for inclusion in the performative talk to [email protected] by 9 March 2023.
About the Speakers
Magdalen Chua is an artist who writes to experience words beyond language. She also works with sculpture, and her recent projects explore spatial approaches to painting. Her works have been presented at Wolfson College Gallery, Oxford, England (2012); Govanhill Baths, Glasgow, Scotland (2013); Sluice Art Fair, London, England (2015); Raum.Weisz, Leipzig, Germany (2017) and Klub Proza, Wroclaw, Poland (2019) among others. Her curatorial projects include These Things Must Be Done To Get Along in Life, Post-Museum, Singapore (2009); studio 41, a project space in Glasgow, Scotland (2011 – 2013); The Biennial of Young Artists, 5th edition, Bucharest, Romania (2012) and Sandstorm in an Hourglass, The Substation and Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, Singapore (2020).
Colin Justin Wan is a multi-media artist based in Singapore. His works seek to reflect the lives of unconventional characters who live outside of societal norms and expectations. Wan has participated in group exhibitions, including The Sculpture Society Singapore Annual Show, Singapore (2017, 2020 & 2021) and the 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival: FutuRetro (2022). His work was selected for the publication, Covid Street: Photographers United: A Global Story From Individual Isolation (2022). Criterion has released his work as an actor in Take Out (2004).
Joo Choon Lin is a visual artist and poet based in Singapore who explores the relationship between consciousness and the technologies of representation. Joo has exhibited work locally and internationally and has participated in the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan (2008), 1st Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010), Roving Eye at Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway (2011), Resolution of Reality at Third Floor - Hermes, Singapore (2012), Your Eyes Are Stupid at Singapore Biennale (2013), Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada (2014), Paradise Sans Promesse, Frac de Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France (2015) and The Blinking Organism X You SPLEEN Me' Round: Operation 2 - Mutation, Esplanade Concourse, Singapore (2017).