Resigning Mass

is an artwork by Tristan Lim in collaboration with Rafi Abdullah and Darius Ou, presented as a pair of 3D entities in video format and its exhibition catalogue.

Resigning Mass centres itself around a script compiled from conversational scenes found within various movies, forming a collaged conversation between two parties. This script becomes the material in which the project’s characters are literally and metaphorically shaped from, in their forms and lives. Narrative force essentially becomes literal, governing all aspects in which the character’s are presented. The characters have been ’pre-scripted’- they are forced to embody content written by others, puppets stringed along literary lines, with no control over the paths they take. (Credits — Artwork: Tristan Lim; Writing: Rafi Abdullah)



is a creative studio that builds media worlds. With a focus on arts and cultural development, the studio celebrates imagination and creativity while leveraging on new media technologies to unveil new perspectives towards visual culture.

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