March 26 to April 30, 2000.
ParallelWORLD, cyber based art exhibition by Singaporean artists in Singapore and Bangkok Project 304, in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise Art Center, Bangkok and Plastique Kinetic Worms (PKW), Singapore, will organise a visual art travelling exhibitions, "ParallelWORLD".
A process oriented project, ParallelWORLD attempts to exploit the possibilities and to explore the new paradigm provided by the juxtaposition of virtual and physical space. By creating scenario of having one exhibiton in two cities, inter-connected with what exist in the virtual realm, therefore now the works are located (in full or parts) in the website and in two or more different physical spaces and contexts. Each show consists of three simultaneous art exhibitions in three different places. One of the space in Singapore; one in another city and linked by the third in cyberspace.
This show will be a subsequent event between Plastique Kinetic Worms in Singapore throughout the Asian and European region as followed:
PARA/SITE- Hong Kong, GLASSBOX in Paris, CELESTE & ELIOT KUNSTASALON in Zurich, PROJECT 304 in Bangkok, CEMETI FOUNDATION in Indonesia.
Artists included in this leg are:
Vincent Leow ,MaryAnn Teo, Karee Dahl, Colin Reaney, Paul Chang, Randy Chan, *Ray Langenbach, Zulkifle Mahmod, Zainudin Samsuri, Juliana Yasin, Miguel Chew, Milenko Prvacki.
Philippe Laleu, Josef Ng, Surasi Kusolwong, Kata Sangkhae.
During the period of this exhibition in Bangkok, ParallelWORLD will run simultaneously with an exhibition celebrating the 2nd year of existence of Plastique Kinetic Worms in Singapore.
An installation in Bangkok will serve as a vehicle or console for access to ParallelWORLD website. It will be the nerve center where one can download images from the the ParallelWORLD website and images from Bangkok.
In short, ParallelWORLD will function as virtual art space consisted of three parts:
1 Website as link; As the show moves from one event to another (each event locating at two physical spaces simultaneously), the virtual space will serve both as a link to what is happening in the two spaces as well as between one event and the next. This accumulated memories and knowledge will provide greater richness and diversity.
2 Website as Gallery: In this show, we plan to introduce the website of PKW, which will serve as the third gallery site for works of the artists, as well as a meeting point for various locations.
3 CD-ROM. With each event, we proposed to compile the works, throughts and critic to produce a CD-ROM. Such as the end of the series, the collection of CD-ROM will be a form of documentation, allowing for one to trace the development of ideas, the refinement of process, and the exploration of subject.
This exhibition is curated by Yvonne Lee and Paul Chang, of Plastique Kinetic Worms, an artists' run space in Singapore. It is co-ordinated by the Alliance Francaise Art Center.
This project is supported by the Alliance Francaise, Bangkok and the Ambassade de France, Singapore.
The opening reception (Bangkok) will be on Sunday, 4 to 7 pm and will be transmitted live via webcam. To witness the event, log on to www.llworld.com/webcam/webcam.html or www.pkworms/webcam/webcam.html . Curator and artists discussion will start at 5 pm on the same day. During the exhibition, there will be a performance by artists every other week. Please check details online or contact Plastique Kinetic Worms at 324 3221.
Yvonne LEE Plastique Kinetic Worms 68 Pagoda Street Singapore 059227 Tel : 65.324.32.21 Fax : 126.96.36.199 or Yvonne LEE 29 Regent Street Singapore 798314 Tel / Fax : 65.483.19.81