[SECTION 2] Asian Gothic September 11th?17th


Singapore, 2009, 42min, Color, DigiBeta

Ho Tzu Nyen

We see the site of an unknown disaster, the debris of history that constitutes the story of Earth. Upon the site lie fifty human beings oscillating between consciousness and unconsciousness, life and death. Each of them emerges into the foreground clutching a fist, batting an eyelid, or weeping for his neighbor. These figures recede from the light, losing their individual shapes to form a gigantic organism, breathing in unison through their journey across Earth.
Ho Tzu Nyen makes films, videos and theatrical performances. Solo exhibitions of his work include “MAM Project #16” at the Mori Art Museum (2012), the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011) and “Earth” at Artspace, Sydney (2011). His recent group exhibitions include “Homeworks 6” in Beirut (2013), Auckland Triennial (2013) and “No Country” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2013).