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5 x 7, 5 invitations with 7 guests | Launch of It will be a heaven over there, a podcast by Samson Young

Oct 17, 2015
6:00 pm

Para Site is pleased to present 5 x 7, 5 invitations with 7 guests, a series of public programmes taking place alongside A Luxury We Cannot Afford. The events feature lectures and discussions, which explore various trajectories within the exhibition such as public spaces, autonomy of artistic practice, and community politics, with artists and curators Ho Rui An, Qinyi Lim, Godwin Koay, Samson Young, Shirley Surya, Eunice Seng of SKEW Collaborative, Ming Wong, and Wong Hoy-Cheong.

Launch of It will be a heaven over there, a podcast by Samson Young
Accessible through Para Site website and Mixlr

Looking at the asymmetrical socio-economic competition between Singapore and Hong Kong, Samson Young’s podcast performance, newly commissioned for the exhibition, takes its point of reference from the 1991 advertising campaign that the Singapore government created to encourage the migration of Hong Kong residents to Singapore in light of the oncoming 1997 handover.

About Samson Young

Samson Young is deeply influenced by his formal training of classical music composition, and investigates the auditory experience through means of visual and emerging technologies. Blending diverse techniques, his practice centers on a unique cross-media experience that defies labels of classical music and visual arts. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

About A Luxury We Cannot Afford

An exhibition that uses art, popular culture, and architecture of the 1950s/60s and 2000s (two moments in which Singapore, currently celebrating its 50th year of independence, was at the brink of economic utopia) to reflect on the formation, development, and paradoxes of the country’s national ideology.

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