This is the second resin eye that was inside the crocodile (the first is in the NUS Museum). We include this eye in our offerings so that it may watch over our grain, together with a four-lined tree frog, two blue bees and assorted butterfly wings. It is a gesture aligned with what Donna Haraway might call ‘making oddkin’ – as indeed is this whole artwork.
About the author(s)
Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.