17 VOLCANOES and CRATER STUDIOS
A series of exhibitions about Javanese Volcanoes, NUS Museum, Singapore
As Research Coordinator for the research project ‘Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Case Study on the Explorer Franz Junghuhn,’ I designed and led fieldwork trips to Java island, Indonesia, for a team of architects, artists, historians and scientists. By following the nineteenth-century scientific explorer Junghuhn on his journeys and through his drawings, we reenacted the travel that was essential to scientific discovery one and a half centuries ago and remains an important part of architectural practice today.
As a preview to the final exhibition, the artist collective U5 and I occupied a gallery for six months as Crater Studios, hosting a series of openings and performances. I designed and produced the final exhibition with curator Siddharta Perez. Because of budget constraints, we opted to show the work exclusively through projections. The virtual presence of the work produced its own kind of physical reality within the gallery space. Images 1 and 2 by Tobias Wootton.