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From Green To Brown To Black To Brown To Green

Posted in Collaborative Projects on December 12, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Students participating in the From Green to Brown to Black to Brown to Green workshops at the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale

From Green To Brown To Black To Brown To Green is an art project that spans over Japan and Singapore. It is a collaborative effort between Singapore artists Joo Choon Lin and Chun Kai Qun, who are concerned with the rapid pace of urban development.

The project encompasses a diverse artistic approach ranging from animation, installation, sculpture, and community workshops. The project has taken part in exhibitions at the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (organised by Fukuoka Asian Art Museum) and Lost in the City at the National Museum of Singapore (in conjunction with Singapore Art Show 2009).

Sungei Roadsters

Posted in Collaborative Projects on December 9, 2009 by chunkaiqun

Chun Kai Qun and Joo Choon Lin, Sungei Roadsters, Installation, 2009
Welcome to the Real World, Singapore Management University

Chun Kai Qun and Joo Choon Lin, Sungei Roadsters – Life on the Road for a Day, Video, 2009
Welcome to the Real World, Singapore Management University

We are interested in examining the peripheral and the insignificant as a means of rebutting a certain dominant hierarchical value system. Making do with “poor” materials and combining them together using roughly-tied knots, the work may evoke the crudely, yet much imaginatively and resourcefully built push-carts or vehicles used by old folks to scavenge for discarded goods, piles of old cardboard and empty drink cans in the streets of Singapore, just to make ends meet.

Our work celebrates the transformation of adversity into strength, a process most evident at our present times of declining economy, which embodies human creativity, invention and hardship emerging from the most straitening of circumstances.