Objective

Adrian operates singulary under the project title “sungei.net projects”. With sungei.net projects, the objective was to construct a contemporary art research-based practice that explores notions of (state) power and urban memory through art-making, archiving and collaborative art making.

Exchanges and dialogues with visual artists result in a series of exhibitions on territories in Sungei Road and Little India. The processes of the sungei.net projects art-based research breached political, socio-cultural and artistic boundaries during the process of exploration and eventual exhibition, tours, and talks. Due to the complexity of every locale, the process of creation opened up dialogue on the value of “free-hawking art” or art that is essentially free in Singapore, as opposed to the state-driven and economically viable art ecology.

By mapping territories, I discover our city as a ‘mindscape’ rather than a ‘landscape’ and delve deeper into the socio-political spaces that surround us. In this process, the project and its collaborators will critically engage with the community in driving an intense programme that draws out the spirit of the place. The objective of sungei.net projects is to grab opportunities, skill-sets, and ideas from numerous disciplines to create an open work that creates experiences based on generosity, usefulness, and play.