Forbidden Fruit Talk

Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University, February 3, 2016

“This is a crime against humanity of extraordinary proportions".

The South-East Asian forest fires of 2015 and their destructive haze left a devastating trail of human, environmental and economic disasters. And it cost the Indonesia "more than twice" the amount spent after the 2004 tsunami, according to the World Bank.

 

In a video, artist Mamakan will premiere the thinking behind a series of drawings called 'Tree of Life'. You can see this video here.

 

'Tree of Life' explores the connection between the fires and our our everyday consumption. The paradox of desire and temptation dating back to the story of Adam and Eve with devastating consequences. It's a refreshingly bold statement in a path pioneered by other living artists such as Ai Wei Wei, Olafur Eliasson and Yoko Ono.

 

The Danish-born, Singapore-based artist is using her photography and drawings for educational outreach platforms. 'Tree of Life' may not only change the way you think and experience contemporary art, this talk may also impact how and what you eat. Come hungry!

 

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