Seeding stories (exhibition and deposited artwork)
Research output: Artistic and non-textual form › Exhibition › Art in coproduction › peer-review
- The Migrant Ecologies Project
- National University of Singapore Museum
A single grain of wheat from the interior of a 133 year-dead 4.7m, salt water crocodile shot 1887 at the mouth of the no-longer-existing Serangoon river Singapore and kept for over a century in the Raffles Museum, migrated to the arctic circle was ceremonially buried in Platåberget, adjacent to the Svalbard Global Seed Bank on 10th June 2019. This was part of a contemporary art work by the Singapore-Helsinki situated Migrant Ecologies Project.
• The sole grain of wheat we have been able to glean so far from the wheat straw that was found inside the crocodile
• A concertina artists book the 4.7m length of the actual crocodile with sections addressed to the Mountain, the Crocodile the Grain and the Spirit of Panglima Ah Chong respectively
• A donation of one of the resin eyes from the Raffles Museum crocodile together with an assortment of beings that ended one life in the Migrant Ecologies studio in Singapore.
• A series of over 60 letters from invited artists and writers from around the world addressed to the grain of wheat, the crocodile and the spirit.
|Place of Publication||Longyearbyen|
|Publisher||The Agri/Cultures Project|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jun 2019|
|MoE publication type||F2 Public partial realisation of a work of art|
|Event||Agri/Cultures Seed Links: Conserving Cultural Connections with Seeds - Huset, Longyearbyen, Norway|
Duration: 8 Jun 2019 → 9 Jun 2019
- Contemporary art
Field of art