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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)

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Form & Agency

is a solo exhibition by artist Brandon Tay that explores the materiality of the digital. Presented on three stacks — the physical, the virtual, and live simulation components — the visual identity echoes the verticality of the stacks with a custom typeface. Shown in Yeo Workshop, Singapore.

The experimental variable typeface, As above, so below with elongated ascenders and descenders is capable of forming ‘vertical ligatures’, not with lateral letters but across lines of texts through stems of letterforms. This verticality is reflected through the placement of texts on edges of walls in the gallery space; of thresholds between spaces. Vertical ligatures challenging the linearity of languages; of words in lines; of thresholds between symbols and meanings. (Credits — Curator: Rafi Abdullah; Exhibition design: Amirul Nazree, set up w/ Nghia Phung; Website design and build: w/ Bảo Anh Bùi; Exhibition Photography: Jonathan Tan)