Weixin Chong, Figures of Speech, A set of prints on tissue paper embossed with writing and binary code, shown with a corresponding set of small printed texts pinned to the wall. Courtesy of the artist.
During her residency, Singapore artist Weixin Chong is exploring perspectives and portrayals of tropicality in a Singaporean context, from projections of exoticism and escape to the post-colonial self-conscious gaze of the tropical being, to how the natural growth of wildlife represents ‘undevelopment’.
For her current project, Chong is calling for participants to take part in a dictation event within the Gillman Barracks "jungle". Chong will read aloud a text in which participants will be asked to transcribe from her dictation. These texts will be translated by the artist into an artwork. After the dictation, guests are invited to a read in the artist’s studio.
Weixin Chong graduated from the Royal College of Art, London with a MA Fine Art, Printmaking. In 2015, Chong was an Artist-in-Residence at Laboratori Artistici Nicoli and Studio Fitz-Carrara, Cararra, Italy. She has exhibited in START 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London, The Third Print, TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul and was a showcased artist at the Southeast Asian Platform at Art Stage Singapore.
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