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Rhizomizing en route

Exhibition

16th Jun 2024

Curated by Stephanie Chung

‘Rhizomizing en route’ is an exhibition about the ambivalent relationships between localities and the sense of belonging and community, exhibited from the 15 June to the 13 July.

“Rhizomize” describes how roots are grown in a radial, unexpectable manner. In this era of constant movement and displacement, we are urged to reconsider whether the prevailing discourses surrounding identities of diaspora, migrants, and so on – often steered by stereotypical associations – suffice to encompass the complexity of our visceral experiences.

This project seeks to create a platform for dialogues and community, exploring how we have been striving to belong, connect, lay down roots in a place, and locate our community and position ourselves within it, all while being perpetually on the move. Artists with varied experiences of displacements/movements come together to examine the communities they are part of, have left behind, or have barely known. Their intimate explorations, embodied in their works, shed light on the inherent ambivalence, or perhaps the impossibility, of rhizomizing en route.

Participating artists: Henri Affandi, Kemi Ajose, Christie Lau, Sim Orme, Niamh Schmidtke, Studio Biped, Maggie Williams

Sat, 15 June 2:00pm-5:00pm | Opening Event

Join us for the opening event! Throughout the afternoon, you can give the map installation by Studio Biped your creative touch! Artist Kemi Ajose will also be demonstrating on her knitting machine, going through the different processes and techniques she uses in her work. You are welcome to have a go and get involved! Drop-ins are welcome. No ticket required.

At 3:30-4:30pm, Artist Henri Affandi will be hosting ‘Calligraphy Lesson’, a workshop to reconnect people with their heritage through calligraphy and language, drawing upon each other’s memories and cultural ties. Participants are encouraged to bring along their family members in this act of communal learning! The outcome will become part of the exhibition!

Registration for ‘Calligraphy Lesson’: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rhizomizeenroute/1272435. Drop-ins are welcome as well.

Sat, 22 June 12:00pm-4:00pm | Meet us!

Come have a chat with the curator/artists to know more the stories behind the exhibition and artworks.

Sat, 6 July  | Workshops

11:00am – 1:30pm | Machine knitting demonstration workshop: Artist Kemi Ajose will be hosting a live demonstration on her knitting machine, going through the different processes and techniques she uses in her work. You are welcome to have a go and get involved.

11:00am – 1:30pm | Meet us!

Come have a chat with the curator/artists to know more the stories behind the exhibition and artworks. 1:30pm-4:30pm | Walking workshop:  Led by Studio Biped, in this workshop participants will explore the neighbourhood, find inspiration, and gather materials that will then used to create different maps. The outcome of the workshop will be collated into a zine!

Registration will open shortly. Drop-ins are welcome as well.

Sat, 13 July 12:00pm-4:00pm | Meet us!

Last day of the exhibition! Come have a chat with the curator/artists to know more the stories behind the exhibition and artworks.

All workshop are FREE and drop-ins are welcome

For more information and enquiries, please email [email protected].

Instagram @rhizomize.enroute@stephaniechunck, @henri.affandi, @morenikeji_textiles, @christiee._ @sim__orme, @niamhschmidtke, @studiobiped @insatiablemagpie.