A Studio of One’s Own: Episode 9 – Tristan Cai
In this episode Tristan Cai revisits Singapore’s political history through his work and discusses the role of art in the context of the upcoming general elections.
Tristan Cai’s multi-disciplinary art practice utilizes research-based ethnographic approaches to understand the human condition. Employing counter-strategies, he produces oblique visual narratives consisting of archival materials, composited photographs, objects and videos to examine the veracities of our histories. He is also constantly reflecting on the possibilities, limits and failures that the medium of photography offers.
A Studio of One’s Own is a series of weekly online dialogue sessions that seeks to reach out internationally to the quiet voices of Southeast Asia, catching up on their changing creative routines having been confined to their own home space. In casual conversation with DECK, the invited artists will share their thoughts on creativity and creation under lockdown and the impact of quarantine on their respective practices and involvement in the scene.