Palimpsest is a sculptural light installation consisting of layered ‘skins’ of lacquer painting that are projected through glass slides. These projected paintings are reminiscent of images seen through a telescope or microscope. The images present a macro or micro view of the universe invisible to the naked eye if not for the aid of a lens. The projections onto translucent silk screens are superimposed images creating an atmospheric phantasmagorical space. With Palimpsest, Oanh continues to expand on Vietnamese lacquer painting, a medium central to her practice. She employs these experimentations with lacquer painting as a field of artistic research through which to explore new relations between art history, socio-political context, memory, contemporary thought and to form new ways of interpretation and assemble meaning.
Phi Phi Oanh “Palimpsest”
Date: May 10th – June 29th, 2014
Opening hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Sunday till 18:00)
Closed on Monday, Public holidays
Place: FOST Gallery at Gillman Barracks
Address: 1 Lock Road, #01-02, Singapore 108932
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi