For this year’s Kyoto Experiment, Singapore-based artist Ho Tzu Nyen presents Voice of Void. The exhibition focuses on World War II-era Japan, a key influence in Southeast Asia’s history, and incorporates VR and other cutting-edge technology in collaboration with Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM). We invite Ho Tzu Nyen and YCAM curator Kazuhiko Yoshizaki to share their insights about the project.
|Guest:||Ho Tsu Nyen (Online Participation)|
|Kazuhiko Yoshizaki (YCAM Exhibition Curator)|
|Host:||Kyoto Experiment Co-directors|
Please note it is available in Japanese only.
10.3 (Sun) 13:00–14:30
Ho Tzu Nyen
Ho Tzu Nyen makes films, installations and theatrical performances that often begin as engagements with historical and philosophical texts and artifacts. His recent works are populated by metamorphic figures such as the weretiger (One or Several Tigers, 2017), the triple agent (The Nameless, 2015) and the traitor (The Mysterious Lai Teck, 2018) under the rubric of The Critical Dictionary of Southeast Asia, an ongoing umbrella project which uses the fuzzy outlines of the heterogeneous and contradictory region as a generator of narratives. He has been invited to numerous international art exhibitions, performing arts festivals and film festivals, and also represented Singapore at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011).
(YCAM, “Voice of Void” Exhibition Curator)
Born in 1980. Curator at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]. Exhibitions organized at YCAM include Ho Tzu Nyen Voice of Void (2021), contact Gonzo + YCAM Bio Research Wow, See You in the Next Life (2019) and Reincarnation of Media Art (2018) jointly curated by exonemo + YCAM.