NORAH LEA x School of Arts, Design and Media, NTU
This performance is part of Matter of Absence, a photographic exhibition, within the ADM Graduation Showcase for 2019.
Siapa Nama Kamu is a collaborative performance piece, in response to the blank space in Norah Lea’s Past & Present Lives of ________. The name of the performance piece references from Chua Mia Tee’s iconic painting National Language Class as depicting Singaporeans of different ethnicities freeing themselves from English, the language of their colonial masters, by learning Malay, the national language of Singapore, Malaya and the Malay world.
Unpacking the identity politics present within Past & Present Lives of _____, this performance is an extension of the conversation of identities, that are often hidden in plain sight, within the pro-colonialist mandated narrative of Singapore and the Nusantara.
To find out more about Matter of Absence, click here.
About NORAH LEA
NORAH LEA (b. 1993, Singapore) is a multidisciplinary artist whose works investigate the performative aspects of our identities. Her work is rooted in self-portraiture, exploring themes such as gender, sexuality and ethnicity through photography, film, performance and spoken word.