Utopia Highway, Installation, Esplanade Concourse, 2010
Utopia Highway, Video, Esplanade Concourse, 2010
In conjunction with Yfest and Baybeats
This is an Esplanade Presents programme.
The installation begins with a miniature scene of a village and people driving out of town heading for Utopia. The word Utopia is made up of roads, suggesting that the journey and search itself is where the Utopian ideal is.
The artist Chun Kai Qun is very much interested with the anxieties and desires of individuals living in a contemporary society. In his work, he often brings into play the art of miniature making, diorama making, creating cataclysmic explosions, reminiscent of sensationalistic blockbuster action flicks and video games.
Chun has actively participated in various art exhibitions including Drawing Out Conversations at FOST Gallery, TransportAsian at the Singapore Art Museum, Lost in the City at the National Museum of Singapore. In 2007, Chun won a merit award in the 3rd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award exhibition. In 2009, he collaborated in an art project at the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (Art Exchange Programme).