Stories of Khayalan Island

James Jack

11th February, 2017 to 7th May, 2017

Pulau Khayalan is an island rumored to have disappeared from the Singapore Harbor. Stories of Khayalan is a collective attempt to reimagine the island. While searching in the complex circumstances of today, fragments from the past are discovered along the way. The poem Reparative Islands is read aloud by two participants on a boat trip in the South Harbor. The night before the search trip, the seven-year old participant, an islander himself, made an image of the island. Presented in an intimate installation that merges memory and imagination, the poem — read aloud by the artist, Veryan and Jasper Stephens — and the image serve as mnemonics for reimagining the rich stories of the island we live on today.

 

The Making of an Institution

11th February, to 7th May Institution

Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore

James Jack

Reparative Islands

(Poem read aloud by the artist, Veryan and Jasper Stephens)

Stereo sound installation

2016

 

James Jack

Khayalan Island from Pulau Balakan Mati

(As seen by a seven-year old island resident)

96 x 62 cm

Digital Inkjet print

2015

 

James Jack

Khayalan Island from Pulau Balakan Mati

(As seen by a seven-year old island resident)

96 x 62 cm

Digital Inkjet print

2015

 

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