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DASH

DASH
2016 –
Lecture and video installation with car seats and synchronised screens

Opening with footage of an accident captured from a dashcam, DASH considers how the accident—or crisis—becomes legible within a risk-managed and financially hedged era. Of special interest is the logic of “horizon scanning” that undergirds the foresight programmes of the Singapore government. As a crucial node along the electronic circuits of global finance as well as the sweaty regional routes crossed by disenfranchised migrant labour, Singapore is held up within the lecture as a privileged site to attend to the disturbances or “weak signals” that crop up on the horizon, from which a fantastic speculative economy—populated by the likes of “black swans” and “dragon kings”—is produced to affirm some narratives while extinguishing others.

DASH was commissioned by Frontier Imaginaries for the group exhibition, Frontier Imaginaries: The Life of Lines, at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia.

DASH