MESA SA KWARTO: SOUTHEAST ASIAN EXHIBITION ON A ‘TINY DESK’ HELD IN A LIVE ZOOM GALLERY
Palavras-chave:Asean, Exhibition, Lockdown, Zoom, Pandemic.
ResumoIn 2020, workers had been deprived of access to their desk jobs as mass lockdowns shuttered offices. Videoconferencing arguably offered makeshift, temporary solutions across industries. Curator-researcher Agustin challenged the now ubiquitous Zoom-based communication by way of producing an online exhibition from his very own lockdown workplace. Mesa Sa Kwarto, thus, expanded the now ubiquitous Zoom gallery view into a makeshift exhibition space, where the desk (mesa) in the room (kwarto) balances between the material and virtual, offline and online, work and life. The effect can be likened to a home-made rendering of augmented reality. This study offers a critical reflection on how a makeshift physical-yetonline exhibition space can be considered as a potential form of counter-visuality to the alienating and homogenising tendencies of COVID-19 lockdowns, Zoom and social media.
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