The Sea is a Blue Memory
is an artwork by visual artist Priyageetha Dia, for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022–2023. The title design of the artwork explores the idea of the sea as an archive/anti-archive, as an enduring vessel for holding histories and information.
Described as “an archive of the enduring”, the sea holds enduring fragments, forming in a layered space without order and orientation — slippery, elusive, and indeterminate. (Credits — Title animation: Nghia Phung; All artwork image, video, and photograph courtesy of the artist)
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.
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)