An Inquiry into Forests and the Pandemic
Outdoor installation, printed fabric, acrylic mirror, metal and solar powered lights (2022)
Infectious Collaborations is an interdisciplinary exploration of environment, society and the pandemic. This project is initiated by artist Zen Teh and scientist Ching Jianhong, in collaboration with curator Hera and designer Lim Shu Min. It consists of an outdoor art installation, web experience and a series of public programmes.
Sited at the Jurong Lake Gardens outdoor stage, the outdoor art installation provides an experiential entry point into the entanglements between human, non-human, sciences, histories and cultures between the ebb and flow of the pandemic. A corresponding web experience can be accessed on site and remotely; it is designed to extend the visitor experience through media content which provide layers of information and interpretations. Produced in conjunction with the artwork, programmes such as online talks and creative workshops aim to engage the public, to provoke thoughts and to provide space for imagining possible ways of living and engaging with nature and urbanism.
This project was supported by The National Arts Council, Singapore.
A corresponding web experience can be accessed on site and remotely; it was designed to extend the visitor experience through media content which provide layers of information and interpretations. As the exhibition has concluded at Jurong Lake Gardens, some documentation of the web contents can be found below. Web experience is designed in collaboration with Lim Shu Min.