DISAPPEARING MOON

This two-person exhibition is the culmination of Genevieve Chua and Emma Critchley’s participation in the year-long AiRx programme 2012. The exhibition records their on-going dialogue with a new series of solo and collaborative work, and serves as an important documentation of the exchange.

The central collaborative work is a set of digital montages titled Disappearing Moon which lends itself to the title of this exhibition. The artists photographed the moonrise and moonset on the same night in Singapore and the UK, conducting observation studies in the two separate environments. Through their explorations of ambivalent spaces and shifting qualities of light, the collaborative work raises questions of representation and communication.

Also featured are Chua’s and Critchley’s individual works. Chua created a new set of work titled 72, a series of 42 rendered prints that depict the destroyed edges of geometrical solids being used to conceive a set of die that can calculate futures. Critchley developed ‘Figures of Speech, a series of interconnected video and photographic works that explores ways in which communication underwater can become a physical interplay between the body and the environment.

The exhibition was launched at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore in January 2013, and will also be launched at Asia House in London, UK on 7 March 2013. Disappearing Moon is curated by Tolla Sloane and co-curated by Sam I-shan.

Emma and Genevieve’s collaborative series, ‘Disappearing Moon’:

 

DM1

Emma Critchley & Genevieve Chua

Disappearing Moon #1

2012

Archival Pigment Ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta

 

DM2

Emma Critchley & Genevieve Chua

Disappearing Moon #2

2012

Archival Pigment Ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta

 

DM3

Emma Critchley & Genevieve Chua

Disappearing Moon #3

2012

Archival Pigment Ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta