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Wayfinding with dancer Meghna Bhardwaj


My dear friend and collaborator Meghna Bhardwaj, is in Singapore for her performance art residency with The Esplanade. During the the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, Meghna and I both launched artistic projects responding to mass lock-downs and global mobility restrictions. She began Yarning, a project that explores the relationship between movement/dance and the rhythmic/vibratory structures, textures, and metaphors embedded in the gestures of weaving/crocheting/stitching/sewing/knitting; I began circulating my first open call for the Care Index, offering creative prompts and inviting video submissions of personal care practices. We resonated with each other’s work and began contributing to each other’s research and projects. I’m excited to finally be in the same physical space with her and to see how our projects intersect and fuel one another.

Snapshots | Experiments at Meghna’s rehearsal studio and from our recent visit to he National Library’s current exhibition, Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography where we draw inspiration from historical maps.

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.