feb 17 - apr 10 2022
Tropique Exotique (2022)
Mixed Media Installation
(Faux plants, crystals, feathers, fabric, fur, reclaimed décor)
Since its humble beginnings as plantations and colonial settlements, the Orchard Road vicinity had been designated as a space for extravagance. From early fashion businesses, salacious nightlife venues and developing food cultures, to the now bustling destination for shopping, tourism and entertainment, Orchard Road is a site in which the definitions of luxury and opulence evolve and transmute through its history. Inspired by these transformations, Tropique Exotique is a series of installation/interventions that brings back the glitz and glamour from the visual elements of stage, décor and props of the 60s cabaret into the delineated minimal, robust space of Design Orchard. Through the reintroduction of past aesthetics, the installation seeks to harken back to the past, while the visuals and structures also enter the newly constructed environment, generating new tensions within the space.
Sustainability note: The artist will reuse 75% of the materials after the work is de-installed.