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Screen Green

2015 –
Lecture and green screen installation

Screen Green investigates the convergences between the politics of screening and greening by taking the notion of the “green screen” on a botanical turn. The lecture takes as a point of departure the telecast of a speech made by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, during which the man was pictured against a homogenous green backdrop that is incidentally of the shade used in special effects compositing. Encountering this “green screen” with the lush greenery that covers the city-state, it considers how the numerous green spaces in Singapore act as giant green screen studios that solicit the participation and imagination of the masses only in order to limit and modulate the articulations that are thus produced.

Screen Green was commissioned by Para Site, Hong Kong, for the group exhibition, A Luxury We Cannot Afford.