Talk by artist-in-residence Virgile Fraisse
  • 14 July 2018, 5 PM

Join us on July 14th, 5PM for a talk by our current artist-in-residence, Virgile Fraisse, as he shares about his artistic practice, past works, and his current project SEA-ME-WE 3.

SEA-ME-WE 3 is the third instalment of Virgile’s research and film project, SEA-ME-WE. Originally the name for an optical submarine telecommunications cable system carrying telecommunications between Singapore and France (linking cities such as Mumbai, Karachi, Alexandria, Suez, Palermo, Bizerte and Annaba), SEA-ME-WE, or Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe, is also a fortuitous pun for “The Sea, Me and We” for Virgile’s project.

Based on the development of Singapore’s telecommunication industry and its various sponsorships, SEA-ME-WE 3 is a comedic film that sketches the allegedly isolated destinies of a Tamil cable worker and a neoliberal art critic. Performed throughout the city, this body politic is deployed as experiments, commenting on geotracking softwares. Come learn more about the project and catch a sneak preview of footage filmed during Virgile’s residency.

SEA-ME-WE 3 is supported by FNAGP, CNC-DICRéAM, CNAP and Ateliers de Rennes – contemporary art biennale.

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