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l4nd$¢_pΞ$ offers foraged and glitched imagery of the local, supralocal, and virtual environments of Fyerool Darma, remixed and produced with many collaborators and the support of the benevolent forces of chance at work in the cosmos. Textiles, present as printed accents, objects woven of assembled materials, and as the dominant visual imagery of the gallery’s vinyl-clad songket walls, form the primary lexicon. Arranged as both interdependent composites and thoughtful decompositions, they draw from and add to libraries of cultural code. Poetically governed by the quatranical pantun— its portability, rhythms and rhymes— 
The exercise propagates and populates an expanding terrain of conceptual couplets and multimedia stanzas. Simultaneously celebrating the value of labour and the power of generosity, project programming takes many forms: a weekly sonic sculpture created from Darma’s eclectic playlist;

free ornamentation of visitors’ tablet or cell phone covers with the jewel-like carbon fibre cladding used in the installation; invitations to build community, create art, and sell goods in the space; and activations celebrating the cultural intersections of a dazzling Nusantaran futurism. Part host, part DJ, part jester, part draughtsman, Darma presents this project as a series of organic connections between his research, his lived experiences, and his love of animated dinosaurs. The exercises have been developed in experimental anti-linear conversations with Karin Oen.

- Karin G. Oen

Initially presented at Yeo Workshop in Singapore, the second iteration will be presented at Tabula Rasa Gallery in London.
(A working epublication of the project will be made available in June 2022)




(Above) Selected gallery impression from Yeo Workshop, Singapore. Vinyls of wall covering composed by jaleejalee; vinyl stitched by Zhi Lin, Tom and Thomas Wong;  aluminium of products cut by Lee Khee San; polyester threads printed by Amas Leong; aluminium vitrine designed and fabricated by Azri Azman, Firus, Hazri M, and budYoung, wall paintings and vinyl cut outs by Sugan and Firus, with debris and detritus from production of exhibition. 

 

(Above) SCREENSHOT 14-12-2021 AT 10.09 PM, 2021
Aluminium, plexiglass, acetone, xylene, toulene, nylon, polyester thread, carbon fibre, heat transfer vinyl39 x 21 x 2 cm. Polyester threads and display fabric printed by Amas Leong, aluminium cut by Lee Khee San, vinyls on walls were part of digital composites composed by jaleejale, 2021 - 2022


(Left) SCREENSHOT 11-11-2021 AT 12.30 PM, 2021
Aluminium, plexiglass, acetone, xylene, toulene, nylon, polyester thread, carbon fibre, heat transfer vinyl 21 x 30 x 2 cm. Polyester threads printed by Amas Leong, aluminium cut by Lee Khee San, vinyls on walls were part of digital composites composed by jaleejalee, 2021 - 2022.

[Additional images of gallery impressions and individual produxs will be uploaded soon]


In the meantime, you are invited to download and colour on the floorplan form the Yeo Workshop, singapore iteration below.