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05.

TANDA

NHAWFAL JUMA'AT X VALERIE LIM

TANDA (to mark) is the evidence to a witnessing, captured and etched by imagination. For a space forgotten, for a place celebrated. For a space as she is. The obvious curves of the district, her signs, symbols, myths, legends. Her face. All to be encarved and mapped out as the eyes trace out what the mind remembers. Tanda is to whisper,

Fragile at first when we met,

You must know that

there's no regret,

I'm in debt for the times

we have had,

If you remembered you weren't that bad when we first met,

Your clairvoyant eyes

sees through me,

Poignant and alluring though

I hardly know thee

It is heartwarming, working with people and especially in a creative project. Fills up my jar of empathy and bridges the gap of lesser strangers in our lifetime. I felt that every point of participation in this project was full of unravelling of memorable moments which are new and that I am truly happy with. 

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Nhawfal Juma'at

And I Hardly Know You, 2020

Cloth artwork dipped in cement

Textiles & painting workshop

with MKAC participants 

at Rumah P7:1SMA

 

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  "All over my skin...

            all over again…"

7 marked fabrics by

MKAC participants

 

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The dancing lights

Of sabers and fairies

Morph and shift

Figures twisting and twirling

Out and Into darkness

 

What happens when two aliens make their mark on Geylang Serai? Prompted by tanda, we decided to do a series of light paintings exploring our alien yet transitory relationship to the space.

Valerie Lim

Tanda, 2020

 

Dance film shot
at land between Joo Chiat Rd and Joo Chiat Terrace

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