flitter was first exhibited from 9 to 16 April 2017 under Children's Cancer Foundation's Legacy Building Programme. The essence of legacy involves receiving and giving in relationships, and in passing on the human spirit. It tells us what matters in our lives; and that our lives mattered.
In Revisiting flitter, CCF invites you to join us on a contemplative journey on art, life and giving.
In flitter, Gillian Chen revisits her body of work from 2015 to 2016. Built off her intrigue with transitions and the debris left behind in their course, her works endeavor to question and reflect upon the sentimentality felt towards these neglected objects. Using hair, dust and flaking wall paints, she transformed and breathed new life into the perceptions of day to day detritus.
Yet over time, packed and stored away, this same body of work has come to lose its purpose. Looping full circle in a cycle of metamorphosis, they have become distanced and foreign once more. flitter's revisitation approaches these 'stored away' works with a focus on states of incompletion and the perpetuity of change in stagnant places.
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Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families and children impacted by cancer through enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being.
Founded in 1992, CCF provides children with cancer and their families the much needed support in their battle against the life threatening illness. Over the years, CCF has helped more than 3000 children and their families at different stages of the illness and recovery.
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