Timothy Ng

"At this point of my practice as an art maker, I see myself developing questions and re-evaluating my perceptions as I make work. The questions generally centre on what I call ‘iconic’ representations of the Singapore identity, and how these signify to me as an individual. "

 

24-hour Straitjacket (2016)

Durational performance and installation commissioned for SCOUT

Photo credit : Timothy Ng

 

The work questions the influencing roles local mainstream media, censorship bodies and the public play in the making and reception of art. First conceived for a School of the Arts students show in 2015, Timothy realises the work at SCOUT with a private performance from 8th to 10th January 2016, and the display of the work as performance relic for the duration of the exhibition. Building a 3 meter-high tower of stacked newspaper, Ng seals himself in for 24 hours in a durational performance that is conceived to create an insulating space away from public scrutiny. His span of isolation is tracked by hourly journaling, which Ng leaves as performance relic. 

24-hour Straitjacket (2016)

Durational performance and installation commissioned for SCOUT

Photo credit : Timothy Ng

Timothy is a recent graduate of the School of the Arts’ International Baccalaureate Career Programme. His tendency is to work conceptually and towards strategies in installative and performative situations to investigate the social value of, and space for, art-making and art. 

 

Timothy Ng

 

timo.ngjz@gmail.com

http://this-is-timo.tumbir.com/

 

Born 1996, Singapore.

 

IBCP 2015, School of the Arts, Singapore.

 

Timothy has curated and participated in SOTA exhibitions. The open category winner of Louis Vuitton’s SG50 Design Competition (2015), his design was applied to limited edition commemorative trunks to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee.

The organisers can be contacted at scoutsgp@gmail.com

 

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Timothy Ng, 24-hour Straitjacket (2016). Durational performance and installation, newspapers.