This catalogue accompanies Persistent Visions (2005), a 24-minute three-channel video installation by Erika Tan, presented at both the NUS Museum, Singapore and the Vargas Museum, Manila. Produced entirely from fragments of films the artist selected from The British Empire & Commonwealth Museum archives, it grew out of her "desire to create an interpretative space, activate personalized readings, allowing for the failure of comprehension and to compromise and make difficult, total consumption". By distancing each fragment from a specific context, Tan is attempting to take them "away from servicing of narrated histories...specific ideologies". Artist's biography is included.
Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.TAE
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2009

No of pages

36

ISBN / ISSN

978981083856

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Reeling

- Patrick D. FLORES

Persistent Visions | In Dialogue with Erika Tan

- Shabbir Hussain MUSTAFA

'Hopping Around' within Time and Space: Transportable Modernity and Escaping the Archive

- Teren SEVEA

Persistent Visions | Erika Tan
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Persistent Visions | Erika Tan