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When:

Wed Jan 15 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm
Thu Jan 16 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm
Fri Jan 17 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sat Jan 18 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun Jan 19 2014, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: ION Art Gallery, Orchard Turn, Orchard Road, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Unseen is a large-scale multimedia art installation that is an expression of a dialogue between sighted people and people with blindness or visual impairment; a merging of both worlds. The installation will comprise of photographic sculptures in the form of tents, video projections and sound experiences.

The artist, Alecia Neo, presents intimate stories of extraordinary individuals from Taipei and Singapore who live with visual impairment or blindness. Employing various visual aid methods such as Braille and audio description, the artwork is developed in collaboration with these individuals through a series of creative workshops where they embark upon a reflective journey of self-discovery.

Central to the artwork is the idea that people are more alike than we believe to be true. Unseen seeks to reveal existing misperceptions in society through reinterpreting and representing these real stories on blindness from a myriad of individuals.

Singaporean artist Alecia Neo often explores ideas of transformation and perception through relationships between people, their contexts and their living spaces; reflecting on how our identity is embedded in our possessions and homes. Working primarily with photography, video and installation, she produces bodies of portraits involving a variety of individuals, overlooked communities and their spaces. Alecia was previously commissioned by the Fringe in 2012 to create an installation entitled Goddess of Mercy.