(Red) or (Dead
Design installation for
by The Substation
(interiorities)(peripheries is a DIY guerilla project aimed to cause pause (or not) for people who wander into The Substation. The installation was encouraged to take on an organic approach with the theme to be open and expandable, hoping to create a dialogue.
With films being delivered in crates, (red) or (dead is designed to create an impression of an arrived shipment containing film dvds – only for the audience to realize all that is inside the crates are test tubes. Two crates are handmade – one covered in red tape and the other in every other color.
These test tubes represent attempted engineering and curation of content in our society. Each test tube contains a list of banned films in Singapore over the years, with a blank entry at the end for the audience to fill in the next film to be disallowed for viewing in the coming future.