impasse to verbal by Luca Lum

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impasse to verbal by Luca Lum

Description

Interested in the “semiotic thickness” of Geylang, an area located on the east-central side of Singapore where bustling street life, covert activities, information technologies, and data mining protocols are increasingly intertwined, Luca Lum has been observing the diffuse entanglements of bodies and surfaces, behaviours and networks that define contemporary urban life. impasse to verbal comes out from her continued engagement with the neighbourhood and from her speculations on the slippage between what things are, how they look, and what they do—which the artist defines as the play between description and disposition.

The work is a visual assemblage that merges wall notices, official zoning maps, personal routes, and various extracts sampled from the urban landscape. Through an intricate interplay of stratifications and transparencies, it creates an imploded visual environment where information is simultaneously displayed and withdrawn, revealed and cloaked. Steeped in a pervasive blue glow reminiscent of the light of electronic devices, the signs are left to float and clash into leaky configurations that shatter conventional patterns of readability.

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Short Description

impasse to verbal comes out from Luca Lum's continued engagement with Geylang neighbourhood in Singapore and from her speculations on the slippage between what things are, how they look, and what they do.

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Exhibition Start Date

2018-09-21

Exhibition End Date

2018-12-09

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Citation

“impasse to verbal by Luca Lum,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed July 2, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/140.