Expensive Kebaya is an attempt to create Singapore's own unique fabric using found prohibitory signs. The permeation of prohibitory designs in everyday life can dilute critical thinking and suggest how Singaporeans need to live by discipline, if not in a repressed state as most signs are as prolific as frivolous.
These signs have been collected since 2014 - and can be viewed here.
God an opportunity to be part of a group show Of Wax, Dyes and Labour in Malay Heritage Centre, part of Singapore Art Week 2019!
(Exhibit from 19 Jan - 9 Feb 2019).
Video: Darissa Lee (with clips of home from Super Bro)
Performance Artist: Chand Chandramohan
Studio: Yang Jie
Digitalisation help: Qiumin & Elli
Organisers: Fajrina & Shazlina
THANKS FOR FUNDING US NAC AND MHC FOR VENUE!!!
S/O to Del who introduced me to the wonderful world of Batik. ahhaha <3 ah yes also to mum who helped me dry the massive 5meters cloth.
Thank you for the feature Coconuts.co and GoJek!
Expensive Kebaya and the two accompanying videos were supposedly part of Art Stage 2019.
They have been showcased by Coda Culture at Stamford Arts Centre as part of another exhibit, Backstage. (Exhibit from 2 - 10 Mar 2019