Shu Lea Cheang

3x3x6 spans four rooms of the Prigioni with an immersive, multidimensional installation. Departing from the architecture of the panopticon invented by Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century, Cheang constructs the exhibition around a rotating and inverted surveillance tower: a 3-D camera surveillance system. From the moment the visitor elects to enter the exhibition they become implicated within the system—their faces are scanned and their image later modified. Here, gender and racial morphing become queer digital strategies to disrupt the tradition of colonial and anthropometric identification techniques. Connected to the Internet, 3x3x6 in turn allows visitors to send selfies and images to the exhibition system. The exhibition visitors are thus inside the total surveillance apparatus.

You’re at home – Jacolby Satterwhite

Jacolby Satterwhite’s exhibition You’re at home is an immersive environment revolving around the artist’s digitally-animated series Birds in Paradise, which constructs mythological, queer universes derived from American consumerism, pop culture, African folklore, ritual, and personal narratives.

Ho Rui An

Screen Green investigates the convergences between the politics of screening and greening by taking the notion of the “green screen” on a botanical turn. 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.

VAST 320 / SCLP 302