The working processes of artists: Grace Lee-Khoo

Applied theatre practitioner Grace Lee-Khoo shares about the work of disability-led arts company Access Path Productions, which she founded in 2018. The company works towards creating a more participative arts scene with the involvement of Deaf and disabled artists in Singapore. Grace talks about the ethos of their work, and how society can be less disabling. This video is directed and conceptualised by LASALLE students Ong Wei Lin, Joanna and Alvarez Victoria Shanelle Letun, who say that they were interested to investigate “what parity means in disability theatre”. The video can also be viewed on YouTube.

Between February to April 2020, BA in Arts Management students from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, embarked on an artist documentation project as part of their module History & Contextual Studies: materials, methods, history. The first-year students were tasked with interviewing an artist to better understand an aspect of their practice – their processes and influences, issues they were interested in exploring through their artmaking – and to produce the result of the interview in the form of a video.

The students were given brief parameters for the project but creative freedom in how they executed the brief and shot and edited their videos. They were also allowed to select any artist to interview. Some immediately gravitated to an artist they admired, some selected from within their own artistic communities, while others chose artists they were unfamiliar with or simply curious about. Six of the best videos are shown in partnership with ArtsEquator.

This interview with Grace Lee-Khoo is the last of a series of video projects by BA Arts Management students of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. For past videos in this series, click here.

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