2065 (Singapore Centennial Edition)

Artist: Lek Lawrence
installation | Multi-media site-specific installation | 2019

The Asian Civilisations Museum becomes the location for a para-fiction modelled by Lawrence Lek: set in the year 2065, the Farsight Corporation presents its latest video game. In a space dense with layers of history and artefacts, Lek blurs the distinction between physical architecture and the virtual space. In 2065 (Singapore Centennial Edition), the artist creates a game-space where visitors enter a not-so-distant future of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Blurring the boundaries of art and entertainment, the game brings together the structure of a historical museum, the elements of a place many call home, with the unknowns of an imagined future, in order to de-situate and re-position the visitors/players within their own parallel worlds.


Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan