"A stack of broadsheets emptied of text, it reduces the newspaper medium to its cold reality as space for rent, a form of real estate mapped according to the design of commercial and political interests."
- by RogueArt.
The idea for Impropaganda (2104) was conceived a couple of years ago, but I was only ready to produce this work for my last solo, "Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah/This Day In History" curated by RogueArt and held at Silverlens@Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Newspaper is only another everyday material. Useful for many reasons, except providing any form of information that is good for you. This work is based entirely on a local newspaper, Utusan Malaysia - known for its pro-government-racial slurs. If these kind of publications are allowed in this country to spread hatred and racism on a national scale, why are our government penalizing individuals who speak out against them.
|photographs courtesy of Silverlens Galleries|