We Teleport And Dance, 2023

A large print (banner) was recently exhibited at Cities of the Night exhibition (pictured below) at RIBA, as part of the London Festival of Architecture (June-July 2023) with my DJ performance taking place during RIBA Late (22 June).

installation shot at Cities of the Night, RIBA

DJ performance at RIBA Late, 22/06/23 on the occasion of Cities of the Night exhibition and London Festival of Architecture 2023.

The artwork was published in The Dark Preview, volume 5, 2022.

The Dark Preview, volume 5 is a poster-pamphlet, with texts by Rut Blees Luxemburg, Casper Laing Ebbensgaard, Lo Marshall and Nick Dunn; and artwork (photo-collage) by Chooc Ly Tan.

I made this epic collage using clips from home-made photographs (night strolling in my hometown, collected photos from parties, etc.) and found images. I wanted to recreate the sensation of time-travelling that I feel when at home or at certain parties. I get nostalgic when I go home, but it also has a number of futuristic backdrops with architecture made of reflective materials, housing projects and bridges connecting different hoods. Socio-politically there is a melancholia to this urban landscape, which I've tried to juxtapose with the exuberance of the dancefloor. And I wanted to teleport this juxtaposition, the dancers and the DJ, to an imagined future.

clips from the poster-pamphlet (above), layouts by The urban Night Project
42cm x 60cm

Artwork for pamphlet commissioned by The Urban Night Project


2023 | CITIES OF THE NIGHT, RIBA, London Festival of Architecture

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