Coping Mechanisms

Artist: Pooja Nansi
miscellaneous | Digital print on vinyl sticker, typography, augmented reality (AR) and performance poetry | 2019

Coping Mechanisms is a new commission by Pooja Nansi that brings together Singapore’s literary, design and visual arts communities. Poet and spoken-word artist Nansi worked collaboratively with Kult Studio, a collective of designers and Michael Ee, a visual artist, to produce a work that both questions and suggests how a conversation can be read and interpreted. Coping Mechanisms comprises text responses from a group-chat conversation, where the conversation becomes a means and method to celebrate the small joys and triumphs in the everyday. Applying the aesthetic of typographic design, Coping Mechanisms is arranged across a 36-metre long hoarding across SAM’s 8Q building, which was erected as the Museum is undergoing major renovations.


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