Do you believe in serendipity? It often seems to me that the things which occur seem to be just the right thing – even if I don’t know it at the time, I do believe that life’s twists and turns have their purpose. That the lows help us value the highs. I experience lots of moments of unexpected happiness, small snatches of joy, which catch me unaware. I try to be open to this – noticing when something is wonderful or good, even if it’s simply the pattern of a coffee spill that turned out to be quite beautiful – it’s up to me whether to decide it’s a mess to be mopped up or a chance for inspiration, (or perhaps a learning about the usefulness of coasters).
Intersection is an exhibition of poetry and visual art by Singaporean poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.
The exhibition is travelling to Yangon this March, and has been five years in the making. Both artists journeyed to each city to engage in field research, resulting in the initial body of work which debuted in 2017. Intersection, though, is a work in progress, and new work will be created on site at Myanm/art Gallery.
Nicola’s artworks reflect and even embed Marc’s poems and, in turn, the poems evolve in response to Nicola’s artworks. Best experienced as a creative dialogue, the exhibition consists of installation works, sculptures, poems and drawings. A limited edition artist book has also been published. Printed using a risograph technique, it lends the pages the exquisite feel of handmade screen prints.
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