Seelan Palay

Visual artist Seelan Palay was arrested outside Parliament House on 1 October 2017 for his performance art piece “32 Years: The Interrogation of a Mirror”. The performance, which ran from 2 – 4.15pm,  was a tribute to former Elected Member of Parliament, Chia Thye Poh, who was detained for 32 years without trial. Seelan Palay turned 32 this year. The performance began at Hong Lim Park, where Palay had obtained a licence to perform, before he proceeded to the National Gallery Singapore and then towards the Parliament House,  where he stood presenting the mirror. Police officers attempted to persuade Palay to leave, before they arrested him. Palay was released the following day on bail of $5000.

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