Opening: 4 May 2001, 6.30pm

Exhibition: 5 May to 26 May 2001
The Substation Gallery
45 Armenian Street

The ninth season of The Substation's annual platform for contemporary
visual art will feature two separate projects: one by Lim Tzay Chuen, and
the other by the Australian multi-disciplinary and multi-media art group,
Bonemap, whose members Russell Milledge and Rebecca Youdell are in
Singapore for a four-month Asialink (Australia) artists residency.

Russell and Rebecca have been involved in such curatorial and performance
projects and residencies as: "Distance Between Worlds" (1994); "Linkage
Leakage" Asia Pacific artists exchange (1996); Body Weather Farm's Hakushu
Festival (1999); a residency at Umbrella Studios in Townsville with
Singaporean artist Lee Wen, in association with the Third Asia Pacific
Triennial (1999); and "Choreography Today" World Dance Alliance, Tokyo

Bonemap aims to investigate and research the subtle relationships between
bodies and environments. They believe that technologies are extensions of
the human, and by juxtaposing the virtual and the real, they aim to explore
the poetics of the cyber and the organic. For New Criteria 9 Bonemap will
be doing a series of exploratory interventions at various sites in The
Substation environs.

Lim Tzay Chuen, a graduate from RMIT, Melbourne, has had exhibitions at
Wetterling Teo Gallery, Sculpture Square, UE Square, Caldwell House
(CHIJMES), the Singapore Art Museum and The Substation. Later this year he
will be travelling to Hamburg, Germany, to participate in Polypolis: Art
from the Megacities of Asia.

The Substation invited Tzay Chuen with the brief that we wanted him to do
something to transform The Substation Gallery. For Tzay Chuen, a gallery is
not just a physical site, but as an arts space: it is a conceptual, mental
and emotional space as well. He thought about doing an installation INSIDE
the Gallery, but then realised that it would be more interesting to do an
installation WITH the Gallery itself. Therefore he will re-vision the
gallery - and in doing so, he decided to physically stripped down and
rework the site, but just as importantly, his project signals that The
Substation Gallery is an arts space that is always open to new possibilities