Islandwide Coverage (2022) by AWKNDAFFR
as part of Singapore Biennale 2022
Multi-venue, Multiauthored project Singapore Biennale 2022 Commission
Islandwide Coverage is a multi-venue, multi-authored project that explores the infrastructural networks and environments of everyday life through artistic interventions into the machinations and mechanisms of various commuting and non-commuting vehicles.
AWKNDAFFR (initiated in 2018) is an artistic operation situated at the intersections of art, theory, and praxis. The operative logic of AWKNDAFFR revolves around relationality, agency, and cooperation between peoples and practices, through different modes of gathering/s. Its first interpellation was A Weekend Affair (2019), a two-day symposium-festival at a chalet in Changi, Singapore, and more recently, in book form through the edited anthology Can, Cannot, and Other Options (2021). It has also manifested in a string of short and long-term affairs, independently and through participation in local residencies with LASALLE College of the Arts (2019) and The Substation (2020–21).
About Singapore Biennale 2022
Named Natasha, the seventh edition of the Singapore Biennale 2022 (SB2022) invites audiences to go on a journey to find, form and shape a relationship with oneself and the art that is presented. It features over 50 artists and collaborators, bringing together a diversity of artistic practices from across the world (including the Middle East, East Asia, and South Asia) and highlights the interconnectedness and interdependency of ideas, influences and networks these geographies have with Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Organised by the Singapore Art Museum and commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore, SB2022 will take place across 13 venues from 16 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.
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