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Venice project Sea State inverses earth and sea

Contemporary Art | Singapore inaugurates its 2015 Venice Biennale pavilion with a project in the series « Seastate » , begun in 2005 by artist and sailing champion Charles Lim.

Charles Lim, SEA STATE 6: capsize, 2015, HD digital video, c.7min © Artiste & Furturperfect, Singapore
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Charles Lim, SEA STATE 6: capsize, 2015, HD digital video, c.7min
© Artiste & Furturperfect, Singapore

This project is inspired by the codex of the World Meteorological Organizaiton, a system developed to measure climate conditions and different states of the sea. Reflecting on the indefinable limits of the sea, Charles Lim questions maritime and terrestrial perceptions, showing to what extend they tend to shift and inverse. Situated on the edge of Southeast Asia, Singapore is at the intersection of three seas : the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It participates in this notion of inversion and impermanence, where borders dilute and, behind the sea, the land lurks. The sea is a complex, transnational, natural mixing place, where nature and culture cross-pollinate. A taste of the future.

Carlotta Montaldo
Publié le 12/05/2015
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Charles Lim, SEA STATE 6: capsize, 2015, HD digital video, c.7min © Artiste & Furturperfect, Singapore Charles Lim, SEA STATE 2: as evil disappears, 2014 Encrusted navigational buoy; diameter 1.6m x 5.1m © Artiste & Furturperfect Singapore Charles Lim, SEA STATE 6: phase 1, 2015 Single-channel HD digital video, c.7min © Artiste & Future Perfect, Singapore Charles Lim,SEA STATE 6: phase 1, 2015 Single-channel HD digital video, c.7min © Artiste & Future Perfect, Singapore Charles Lim,SEA STATE 8:2014, prepared GSP1 chart, published by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (2014) © Artiste & Furturperfect, Singapore

Charles Lim, SEA STATE 6: capsize, 2015, HD digital video, c.7min
© Artiste & Furturperfect, Singapore

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