Flaneur in the insular cities - Island Ecology Chapter 1: Travel & On-board Jan 9, 2021 Saturday 14:00 - 16:30

  • Speaker:

    Yipei LEE|Taipei

    Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee|Singapore

    Ivan Juarez|Mexico City

    x:x (Xiong Yu-Xiu & Xue Yu-Xuan)|Chengdu

    Host: muyan


    RAM Station (No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 1F Lyceum Building)

  • Taking off an airplane, we often look out of the window and see that the land area diminishes with the height. Our perception has been raised from a two-dimensional perspective to the perspective of God in just a few minutes. From urban plains to winding rivers, from hills and valleys to magnificent mountains, they gradually become towering islands in the vast ocean. It suddenly became clear that islands are miniature continents, and continents are very, very huge islands. It seems that the land and the sea are connected, but the world is both formed and unconnected. It is this beautiful emptiness that makes us want to explore.

    Robert Louis Stevenson is best known as the author of the children’s classic Treasure Island. A map of an imaginary island gave Stevenson the idea for the story. When Stevenson recalled in his Essays in the Art of Writing that he would sometimes “On one of these occasions, I made the map of an island; it was elaborately and (I thought) beautifully colored; the shape of it took my fancy beyond expression; it contained harbors that pleased me like sonnets."

    Flaneur in The Insular Cities: Island Ecology is an internet-based residency project. It explores the topic of islands collectivity as artistic experimentation with Island Ecologies as a point of departure.

    Using the notion of the island as a foundation, from the ports to the islands, from land to the sea, in a dream state, these seemingly unrelated points break away from the continuity of time and space in this project. The project demystifies reality with the fictional; it explores the spooky state that connects and divides the binaries. It is a journey along the state lines, a journey without borders: surrounded by the ocean on every point on this land is a starting point, every mountain are points of opposition, and yet they connect each other to the borders.
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  • About the Speakers:

    Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee | Singapore 

    Graduated from BA (Hons) Creative Direction and MA photography at the University of the Arts London, Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is based between Singapore and London. Her art practice is guided by the iterations of slow violence and the dynamic between the 'near' and 'elsewhere'.

    In attempting to disarm instruments of knowledge production, her practice shies away from reduction and completion. Steering away from essentialism, she is interested in once-forgotten micro and muted narratives. By revisioning fractured traditions, she engages with visual and textual interventions to navigate the nuances of perception and retention.

    As an extension to Elizabeth's practice, she runs XING, a research and curatorial platform centered on Southeast and East Asian art practices' poetics and politics. She has exhibited and participated widely, including V&A Museum (UK), DECK (SG), The Arts House (SG), GextoPhoto (ES), Unseen (NL), Photo London (UK) and Guest Projects (UK). She is an associate lecturer in the School of Fine Art & Photography, University for the Creative Arts in Rochester in the United Kingdom.'

    Ivan Juarez | Mexico City

    Ivan Juarez was born in Mexico. He is a practicing artist and landscape architect. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Artistic Research at the Doctoral School of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. He has conceived a body of work in diverse landscapes and cartographies, from the tropical forest and marine ecosystem in Brazil to the Andean cultivate terraces in Peru. He traveled from the coastal coniferous forest in the Norwegian fjords, to the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. From the native eucalyptus bushlands in Australia to the forest ecosystems and agricultural rice fields in Japan.

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  • Curatorial team: SUAVEART, Jalan Besar Salon

    Design: Prepost

    Special thanks: Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai Pl-art-form

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Flaneur in the insular cities - Island Ecology Chapter 1: Travel & On-board 

Jan 9, 2021 Saturday 14:00 - 16:30

RAM Station (No.185 Yuanmingyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 1F Lyceum Building)

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