La Carte de Tendre
       
     
TNH_111206_9301.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9283.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9333.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9293.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9281.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9278.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9351.jpg
       
     
Live performance at the opening reception.
       
     
TNH_111206_9321.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9325.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9338.jpg
       
     
La Carte de Tendre
       
     
La Carte de Tendre

collaborative exhibition with Andrée Weschler
Closing event for "Voilah!"; The Substation Theatre; Singapore. 2011


La Carte de Tendre was a 17th Century French map of an imaginary land called Tendre. It depicts the "geography of love" according to the Precieuses of that era: the River of Inclination flows past the villages of "Billet Doux" (Love Letter), "Petits Soins" (Pampering), and intrepid travelers brave the dangers of "Le Lac d’Indiference" (Lake of Indifference).

The villages, roads, and topographic features in this allegorical representation trace the myriad facets of love and its associated perils. Andrée and I revisit the map of love and propose a new reading of the La Carte de Tendre with video, installations and performance.

photos by: Tan Ngiap Heng and Lynn Lu

TNH_111206_9301.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9283.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9333.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9293.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9281.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9278.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9351.jpg
       
     
Live performance at the opening reception.
       
     
Live performance at the opening reception.

Andrée and I whisper simultaneously in the ears of our visitors, the story of how we met the respective loves of our lives.

TNH_111206_9321.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9325.jpg
       
     
TNH_111206_9338.jpg