An Obstacle in Every Direction

Artist: Nabilah Nordin
installation | 2019

Obstacle courses are usually physically challenging structures set to test an individual or a team under fixed conditions. In An Obstacle in Every Direction, the artist invites the visitor to enter an obstacle course made up of found objects that appear precariously placed. It is an obstacle course with no set rules, both conceptually and formally. Instead, Nabilah Nordin encourages visitors to spend time exploring the different possible routes and enjoy the textures of the ‘obstacles’ placed in their way. Inspired by the notion of failure, Nabilah’s obstacle course asks visitors to open themselves to experiencing the many routes that might go somewhere, nowhere or everywhere.


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