Performance: A Tumbling Inch by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina

Dublin Core

Title

Performance: A Tumbling Inch by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina

Description

On 28 March 2018, Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina concluded their residency at NTU CCA Singapore with the lecture Name Laundering during which Ahmett made the solemn pledge (sumpah) not to return to Singapore, an oath that holds true until today. A Tumbling Inch is a performative action from Batam, the Indonesian island closest to Singapore.. Performed from a vantage point rife with strategic and symbolic implications, the work revolves around a man’s nostalgic longing for the Lion City. Following the free movement of sea waves across the Straits of Malacca, the man addresses archipelagic histories, the relations between Indonesia and Singapore, and the inequalities created by ruthless economic development.

The closing programme for Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina: The Ring of Fire (2014 – ongoing).

Date

2019-06-11

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Performed from a vantage point rife with strategic and symbolic implications, the work revolves around a man’s nostalgic longing for the Lion City.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Programme Series

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Performance: A Tumbling Inch by Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2539.