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Wayfinding Scores


Digital collage of notebook sketches of movements and photo documentation from Care Index workshop

During my residency with In Transit, I continue working with my current research on care practices. Care Index is an ongoing project that invites artists and diverse collaborators to reflect and explore experimental scoring via movement and diverse creative expressions, in relation to their personal research or lived experience. Envisioned as a portal that collects and features a spectrum of care practices by diverse bodies, this project offers a series of scores, where movements can be learned, translated and reinterpreted by others. What sensations are transmitted/altered in the process of teaching/learning these scores? Are we able to listen to each other better this way?

Recently, I’ve begun working with a group of artists and creatives to reflect upon the notion of wayfinding as a pathway to renegotiating our boundaries and living with uncertainties. Wayfinding has historically been rooted in physical places, mapping how we orient ourselves, read signposts and navigate routes to reach a destination. In today’s context, how might the process of wayfinding offer new tools for reorientating ourselves in new and shifting territories? How can we create avenues for reencountering each other and discover doors to imaginative travel while making space for understanding oneself?

We’ve begun exploring methods of engaging with wayfinding via experimental scoring, movement exercises and sound explorations via a series of workshops. A series of creative activities have emerged from our collective process of annotating, responding and experimenting with our bodies and life experiences. Try out some of our experiments here.

As an extension of this process, I would like to take the time during the residency to develop a workshop and a fabric installation.

Digital collage of notebook sketches of movements and photo documentation from Care Index workshop

Alecia Neo

Alecia Neo develops long-term projects that involve collaborations with individuals and communities. Her practice unfolds primarily through photography, video, and participatory workshops that address modes of radical hospitality, caregiving, and wellbeing. Her recent projects include ramah-tamah (2020), a dance film commissioned by the Asian Civilisations Museum, and Power to the People (2019), a site-specific art installation commissioned by Goethe Institut Singapur. She is currently working on Care Index, an experimental platform that collects and features diverse practices of care performed by people from all walks of life. Care Index was initiated in Dec 2020 as part of the larger artistic research project on care practices, building on a previous collaborative project titled, Between Earth and Sky, which was developed with a group of caregivers in Singapore. Care Index has been recently presented at The Listening Biennial, Assembly for Permacircular Museums (ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) and Asia-Art-Activism’s New Season of Care. She is the co-founder of Brack, a platform for socially engaged art and collaborative practices.