尘惦 chen dian (found on paper, made in minds) delves into the narrative potential of music. Drawing inspiration from Chinese Orchestra scores and music, notably Liu Tianhua's 空山鸟语 (Birdsongs in the Vacant Valley). The visual elements of the installation give prominence to the notations marked by prior performers and dissonance from repeated photocopying of the scores – indicative of how often they’d been replicated for sharing. Aurally, the work echoes music’s desire to mimic nature, and the human desire for connection and communication.
Audio component in collaboration with Ng Wei Xuan Mixing and Mastering by Saturn Sound Studio Original work was displayed as a set of lightboxes and stereo audio tracks (www.shu0shushu.bandcamp.com/album/found-on-paper-made-in-minds).
Hong Shu-ying 方舒颖 (b.1997, Singapore) is an artist working with metaphors she finds in sights, sounds, and spaces familiar to her.
Informed by her lived experiences and growing up in Singapore, she enjoys a process-led method of working that often culminates in books or an ensemble of prints and videos. Her recent projects delve into informal archives that are either communal, personal, or a combination of both. She combines and collages found images and imageries as a way to highlight patterns and observations.
Shu holds a BFA (Hons) in Media Art (Photography) from the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media. She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand. She was awarded the Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Photography and featured in the 6th Women in Film and Photography Showcase by Objectifs (Singapore).