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Cock’a Doodle-do by Francis Poon


Cock'a Doodle-done @ Port Tumasik

Port Tumasik is hosting a 31-day exhibition process piece by Francis Poon. Featuring drawing, installation, performance as well as video, it culminates this Saturday, 1st October.

Cock’a Doodle-do @ PORT TUMASIK/ STRAITS RECORDS
24, 24A Bali Lane
Singapore 189859

Event HIGHLIGHTS (LIVE)
1st October, 8pm

Special Appearances:
Turntable Instrumentalist     DJ Koflow
Performance by artists of  Shake-a-sheep      Gloria, Ghazali, Mishaal, Siti Z
New Media (sound and digital video) Presentaion by      Bob Kamal

Also see facebook for more details.

Cock'a Doodle Done- Francis Poon


[added: 29 Sep]

Doodling is an innocent act of mark making; some call it spontaneous drawing: marks made in response to a given space, conditions of different forms or previous marks made. It’s perhaps like capturing the moment.

As of this moment, our correspondence could be considered as part of what I’m doing.

Mark making could imply the various manifestations of marks. E.g. making a mark in history, the ink left a mark on the floor, he/she/they left an impression in my memory, mark my words…etc. In the notion of drawing/ doodling, i’m exploring the idea that ‘doodling’ could possibly be present in many aspects of daily life. When meeting someone, being captured on cctv, having a conversation, the things we do, see, hear and experience.

So said, perhaps one might say that art and life could never exist without the other. But could also be equally alienating for many as there’s still many of us trying to figure out our lives as many are trying to figure out art and many other aspects of humanity. Perhaps it also makes things a little easier if everyone was willing to openly find out more so as to embrace existences rather than to resist at first contact the unknown.

I have incorporated a few fine art genres in this solo exhibition: installation, drawing, performance, process, video. An attempt to try to present the above mentioned idea as best as i can.

The first marks made would be installation where the space is transfigured to give the feel of a sterile laboratory observatorium–except that if the audiences were observant, they would be able to find entry into the observatory and interact with the specimen: the space and the artist at work. The experience of transition of environments begins the next marks made. Then they view jibberish marks on the wall and wonder, that’s some more marks made and more as the surveilance cameras on site captures every moment in the space and streams live and playback. Conversation takes place and so on. Visitors decide to mingle, and their activities and gathering all become part of the work.

Hope i’ve provided sufficient insight for all who are unable to experience the exhibition first hand.

Yours truly
Francis Poon

Cock a doodle do
Sept 2011

Cock'a Doodle-done @ Port Tumasik

Cock'a Doodle do

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