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ISSUE 47 : Legible Singapore / Nusantara in Future Tense
The Strange Gestation of Gestures by ila & Syaheedah
October 27th, 2020Type: Residency
Author: ila, Syaheedah Iskandar Editor: Rikey Tenn
Note: This article contains the email exchange between ila and Syaheedah Iskandar in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic period, and the photos on their "gesture manual" – both of the article and the manual are first produced for Dance Nucleus Micro-Residency 2020. In preparing the exercises for the Workshop: Nusantara in Future Tense (initialed by Nusantara Archive) and Pulau Something project (initiated by soft/WALL/studs), the two artists started the "phantom limb(((o))): Unpacking gestures through personal sharing" together and hosted an online Zoom meeting on 9 Aug 2020, trying to explore the hidden aspects (or the "embedded knowledge") of the personal and the cultural gestures.