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Vivarium




Vivarium (Limin & lepak til d’ nexx ring of 🔥, ♥)
Studio of Fyerool Darma, Residencies OPEN, 17 and 18 January 2020.
Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.

Focusing on the area of Telok Blangah, both as a landscape of introspection and the backdrop for a range of artistic
exercises. Fyerool's exercises complicate our understanding of Telok Blangah, its histories, the artist’s movements
and encounters, and the possible future of the area. Fyerool approaches his studio and his residency as a constantly
unfolding and open space for the hosting and welcoming of multiple influences, references and elements, in order to
examine our contemporary condition of hyperstimulation and overflow.









Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø f0rms,♥)

Engaging The Vitrine as a site imbricated with complex histories and practices of display, Fyerool Darma complicates our understanding of Telok Blangah, the area where Gillman Barracks is located and where the artist recently moved, through objects found or acquired, deconstructed and reoriented by the artist and his collaborators.

Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø f0rms,♥) is an exercise in four parts. Identified through keywords caches on internet-based community marketplaces and by skimming through nearby shops, the items are representations of the artist’s movements and encounters around Telok Blangah and of the possible future of the area: from its literal meaning of “cooking pot” to the forthcoming “Greater Southern Waterfront” development plan. Three items will be placed in The Vitrine, one at a time, with a monthly cadence and each accession will be captured in the Highlights section of the artist’s Instagram account (@fdarma).

Asking questions such as: What is Telok Blangah? And, more importantly if objects are to be taken as registers of the site: Where exactly is Telok Blangah?, Fyerool’s Vivarium (wii fl∞w w/ l4if but t4k£ ø f0rms,♥) encapsulates an object-based index of the area wherein the items slide like cursors along intricate trajectories and the realms of the physical and digital, the archive and the display, are merged.

- NTU Centre of Contemporary Art Singapore

Photo by Kee Ya Ting. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.



Vivarium (Speed angel at d' Gateway)

Vivarium (Speed angel at d' Gateway)
Still image of textile, 150 x 200 cm, 2020
Since April 2020, the still image has been converted to an online puzzle.
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Portrait of Win$ton_red-Jaga_d_paradiso
Still image, 2019


Since April 2020, the still image has been converted to an online puzzle. 
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