Norm Black is the name of my exhibition at Mettlework Art Space, from September 3-6, 2015. I will be showing a VR short film created with Hiverlab, a virtual gallery created with Eugene Soh and involving 40 artists and writers, a conceptual piece with kuehs and black and white prints of Tiong Bahru. I will do a reading. 3how will play, at least once. Finally, there will be appropriated photographs of the bottoms and sides of anchored ships
Please note: Norm Black is also my dad's name. He sells books. I always thought his name would be a great name for a book, band or exhibition.
OK, first an explanation of what 's going on. Norm Black is being put together very quickly as I soon hope to return to an almost hermit-like existence while I complete a novel called Bali Wave Ghost. I have been planning to start writing on September 10.
Less than two weeks ago, Beach Road went online. It soon became apparent that many small screenings would need to be arranged, as opposed to renting a theatre or art space. A VR movie is meant to be viewed with a viewer, also called a HMD. Which means many HMDs have to be bought OR many Android phones have to be found so that they can fit into the Cardboard viewers which Hiverlab has.
Moving the story along, I put out a call, looking for spaces. Boom! Dennis Tan, who is very familiar with Mettlework and Bruce Quek from Mettlework both responded. So that's how it started.
The work to be shown/what's happening:
Dissolving Tiong Bahru (experimental black and white prints)
Words were the first VR: a reading by Stephen Black Sunday, 7pm -9pm
Plus a surprise or two...
Thursday, September 3 7pm-11pm
Friday 10 am- 3pm
Location: 50 Lorong 17. Closest station: Aljunied
Stephen Black: bookmerah %at & gmail