WHERE HAVE ALL THE VOICE GONE?

BIBI CHEW, 2019
35 x 35 cm
Mixed Media – fibre & thread
In this body of work, I have created 20 pieces of “face-like” structures. Two fibre moulds were stitched and bind together to form the facial feature, thus, there lies a joint line with an opened hole in between. That specific gesture signifies and remembrances the voice or sound of an individual, group or society. The climatic issues are affecting the whole landscape be it environmental, political or societal. The Outburst and the Outcry. The voices are to be heard.

LANDED

BIBI CHEW, 2017
42 x 29,7 cm, 29,7 x 42 cm
Acrylic ink on water color
This series of work specially developed in exploring the relationship of individual to geography that focuses on the land issue. The landed series prompts the viewer/s to question the nature of boundaries, the conventions of looking at maps and their relationships with the land. Landed is the series that explores the nature of topography and state boundaries. However, they are all depicted and drawn to the same and equal scale that worthy of the same degree of attention. . By presenting Malaysia’s states in isolation from one another, I aimed to break down the conventional outline of the country and prompts viewer/s to question how much they know about the shape of the land they lived in.