Dennis Tan

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Title

Dennis Tan

Description

In 2015, Dennis Tan was hosted by a family in Kebau, Riau Islands of Indonesia where he honed skills in the construction of the traditional Kolek sailboat. On this journey Tan was introduced to three generations of all; Kolek named Pujangga, each built by a generation within the same family.

Two of the boats were gifted to Tan, who is now its custodian, keeper and bearer. While in residence, Tan will attempt to reconstruct the Kolek whilst investigating ideas of self-organisation and the transmission of skills and knowledge through generations of oral history in the Riau Archipelago and how this enables the continuity of cultural communities.

Date

1 February – 3 June 2016

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Short Description

While in residence, Tan will attempt to reconstruct the Kolek whilst investigating ideas of self-organisation and the transmission of skills and knowledge through generations of oral history in the Riau Archipelago and how this enables the continuity of cultural communities.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

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No

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Citation

“Dennis Tan,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1253.