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The Migrant Ecologies Project (Lucy Davis, Kee Ya Ting & Zai Tang): Pekaka – Bird People Series 1/8 (Lim Kim Seng & Lim Kim Chua)
Lucy Davis, Pekaka (detail), 2017, mixed media. Courtesy the artist.
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The Migrant Ecologies Project (Lucy Davis, Kee Ya Ting & Zai Tang): Pekaka – Bird People Series 1/8 (Lim Kim Seng & Lim Kim Chua)
24 Jun 2017 - 03 Sep 2017  12PM - 7PM
The mixed-media selection presented in The Vitrine stems from Railtrack Songmaps, a project exploring competing claims to nature and culture that resound along the former Malaysian railway tracks at Tanglin Halt. For at least five decades, birds, nature lovers, songbird clubs, tree shrines, kampung gardeners and foragers have roosted and seeded themselves along the tracks, nurturing a tangled patch of urban wild that is currently undergoing redevelopment. The particular constellation of elements on display—photographs, Malay pantuns, embroidery on paper, delicate airborne assemblages of images, cut-outs, and coconut sticks—weave in and out of the memories of Lim Kim Seng, a Tanglin Halt longtime resident who, together with his brother Lim Kim Chua, joined the Nature Society of Singapore (NSS) as a teenager; both are now senior members of the NSS Bird Group. Kim Seng helped The Migrant Ecologies Project to identify 105 bird species around Tanglin Halt.

The Migrant Ecologies Project was founded in 2010 by artist, art writer, and educator Lucy Davis. Investigating movements and migrations of nature and culture in Southeast Asia and beyond, the project unfolds through collaborations with sound artists, photographers, scientists, and designers.

Lucy Davis was an Artist-in-Residence at NTU CCA Singapore from April to June 2017.
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