Grey Projects residency | September 2018
The project The Kopitiam Summit (Signing of the Taising Conversation Memorandum of Understanding) collaborated with Ghazi Alqudcy, show at Small Singapore Show 2.0 at OCAC, Taipei.
The Kopitiam Summit
(Signing of the Taising Conversation Memorandum of Understanding) by Ghazi Alqudcy and Wu Chi-Yu
Filmmaker Ghazi Alqudcy and Artist Wu Chi-Yu began a series of virtual correspondent in April 2018 and the conversation speaks from the reality of film production, the manipulation of nationalism in art creation, the rapid climate change, migration between borders and the countless summits hosted by Singapore. With different cultural, political and geographical background, the conversation leads to the question “Is Singapore the place for summits?”
The duo decide to meet at the most common meeting place in Singapore: a hawker center (a.k.a kopitiam) to meet and sign a Memorandum of Understanding to continue the bilateral dialogue in the effort to further understand each other’s artistic practices, obstacles and also point of views.
Artist talk at Grey Projects, Singapore.
Photo by Grey Projects.