DASH – a lecture performance by Ho Rui An
Opening with footage of an accident captured from a dashcam, DASH considers how the accident—or crisis—becomes legible within a risk-managed and financially hedged era. While the dashcam was originally designed as a device that bears witness to the accidents that happen to the vehicle to which it is fitted, its proliferation in recent years has inadvertently yielded a contemporary index of the accident in the form of the vast accumulation of crash footage on the Internet.
Taking this condition of the dashcam as a point of departure, the lecture considers the broader logic of "horizon scanning" that underpins the foresight programmes of the Singapore government, which combine big data and scenario planning as tools for "surprise anticipation". As a crucial node along the electronic circuits of global finance as well as the sweaty regional routes crossed by disenfranchised migrant labour, Singapore is held up within the lecture as a privileged site to attend to the disturbances or “weak signals” that crop up on the horizon, from which a fantastic speculative economy—populated by the likes of “black swans” and “dragon kings”—is produced to affirm some narratives while extinguishing others.
DASH was commissioned by Frontier Imaginaries for the group exhibition, Frontier Imaginaries: The Life of Lines, at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia. It comes to Kotak, Five Arts Centre after being presented in Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin and The Show Room, London this year.
Ho Rui An is an artist and writer working in the intersections of contemporary art, cinema, performance and theory. He writes, talks and thinks around images, with an interest in investigating their emergence, transmission and disappearance within contexts of globalism and governance. He has presented projects at the 2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Haus de Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries (Annandale-on-Hudson), NUS Museum (Singapore), Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center (Manila), Serpentine Galleries (London), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and Para Site (Hong Kong). He is also the Singapore desk editor for ArtAsiaPacific and has contributed to numerous publications. He lives and works in Singapore.
EVENT DATES & TIMES
22 Sept (Fri) 8.30pm
23 Sept (Sat), 8.30pm
Duration: approximately 55 minutes (due to the nature of event, latecomers will not be permited)
Entry by donation of RM30/ RM15 (students). As capacity is limited, please reserve your seats via:
Hotline: +6018-202 8827
Box Office Opens
From 22nd September 2017 to 23rd September 2017
Performance Date & Time
22 nd September (Fri) 8:30 pm
23 rd September (Sat) 8:30 pm
27, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7,Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
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