Daryl Goh

Ogle, 2015
Daryl Goh
Near Singapore Sports Museum

Daryl Goh is an artist, curator and educator. Having won numerous international awards, Daryl's work has been extended across the globe to prestigious venues including the Carrousel Du Louvre at Paris' Louvre Palace and the Parallax Art Fair, United Kingdom's largest annual art gathering. Additionally, he has curated one of Singapore's largest annual festivals, Noise Singapore's 'The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition' for the National Arts Council (Singapore) and is also a nominator and judge for prominent art prizes including the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. He is currently a member of the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, Mug Collective (a group he co-founded dedicated to curatorial discourse and exhibitionary practices) and also lectures at the LASALLE College of the Arts. 

Ogle is a light installation that takes the form of an antique camera lens, a traditional object that we use to look at and look into. The act of ‘looking at’ documents specific moments in sports, while ‘looking into’ something gives us an intuitive experience that brings us closer to the actual experience. This installation creates a commentary on marathons in Singapore. The flash is also symbolic of the audiences that play an active role in sports today - documenting the inertia, atmosphere and eventual victory. The work enjoys the interplay between the old and the new, the process that ties them together, and the people that create dialogues on society, sports and culture. Daryl acknowledges the assistance given by Synergy Exhibits and Octopus Metal & Engineering in the production of Ogle.

Images : Richard Koh for The Living! Project