|Departing the Departed 旅立ち
By pang + kanako
Friday 20 – Sunday 29 July 2012, 12pm-9pm
The Substation Gallery
This is an InHouse event Reception: Thursday 19 July, 7:30pm
Departing the Departed is a site-specific installation work in The Substation Gallery. The gallery floor is covered by thousands of small white porcelain flowers, each individually handmade and sculpted by the artists.
A single fresh white lily is placed inside a vessel, forming the centrepiece of the installation. The vessel draws attention to itself, resembling a coffin. The funerary flowers suggest a kind of social, ritualistic practise and symbolism. The installation invites viewers to reflect on the nature mortality and impermanence, and participate in a ‘departure ceremony’ by taking a ceramic flower with them upon leaving the gallery.
About pang + kanako
Formed in 2010 and presently based in Singapore, pang + kanako’s interest lies in ploughing relationships between humans, objects and nature. Embodying a touch of mortality and impermanence, the collective articulates their perspective of the world through mediums such as ceramics, mixed media sculptures and installations.
Image: Departing the Departed by pang + kanako, porcelain clay