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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

The working processes of artists: Lim Ai Hooi

Choral conductor Lim Ai Hooi deconstructs the visible and less visible aspects of her work, from how to read notations on a score to the gestures she uses, and how this can reach the hearts of the audience. This video is conceptualised and directed by LASALLE students Corliss Tay and Chew Ying Ying, who say that they “wanted to show that what conductors do are more than a wave of the hand.” 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 will be shown in partnership with ArtsEquator.


This interview with Lim Ai Hooi is part of a video project by BA Arts Management students of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. For past videos in this series, click here.

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