Homologue refers to a degree of correspondence.
With 'homo' referring to sameness and 'logue' hinting at a sense of categorisation, the scope of this exhibition ponders on notions of belonging-hood.
So, where do we come from? What do we reflect in ourselves? What are we alike?
Taking these as starting points for biomorphic inspirations, the exhibition draws parallels between earthly landscapes and the femanine form to reimagine our origins. By utilising the bodily in synthesis with processes of budding, blossoming and dying, we present a terrain of visual metaphors to reflect on our natural personifications.
Confronting the complexity of our natural-human entanglements amidst the lush tropics of Turf City at the newly relocated Kult Cafe, come joining us for a series of drawings, images, sculptures and installations.
This duo show presents works of artists Smiha Kapoor and Soo Pei Jia under their newly formed collective bi.pod.
The exhibition opens with a celebratory gathering with a drum circle initiated by Jungle Flow Music to remind us of our innate natural rhythms. Experience your hands on traditional medicine instruments like Djembe, Digeridoo, Native American Flutes, Handpan and more.
About the artists
Smiha Kapoor (b. 1997) is an Indian artist and facilitator currently based in Singapore. Her approach to art-making is performance-centric through which she extends the personal into realms of drawing, installation and image-based media. Her interest lies in investigating notions of the non-dual and she often employs tracing as a conceptual strategy to weave connections across various planes of presumed separations.
She has presented works in India, Germany and Singapore and has developed collaborative performances for institutions like National Gallery Singapore and NUS Museum. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art (Hons) from LASALLE College Of The Arts and was the recipient of the Winston Oh Travelogue Award for 2021.
For this exhibition, Smiha will be presenting recent works developed under the residency program at L'Observatoire, Blue House International, run by artist-researcher Isabelle Desjeux.
Pei Jia Soo (b.1994) is a full time educator and practising visual artist. She works with the notion of the abject to represent repression in her body of work. One of the driving forces in her art is that she explores and uncovers shame and trauma imposed on the female body as a result of religious dogma and ideology. She seeks to challenge ideas of feminine sexuality and bodily existence in a collective and society that is grounded in patriarchy by reclaiming the female bodily autonomy. The artist approaches themes of abjection, transgression, repression, shame, violence and vulnerability with rawness and honesty as she aligns it with her personal narratives.