An on-going artistic research project on embodied care, performed through everyday gestures and rituals
by Alecia Neo 2020
Envisioned as an experimental platform that collects and features diverse practices of care performed by people from all walks of life, Care Index currently manifests as live and digital workshops, text and moving image. Care Index may also be used as a score, where movements can be translated and reinterpreted by the audience, potentially offering tools for resistance and transference of sensations of well-being and aliveness to others.
Care index was initiated in Dec 2020 as part of the larger artistic research project on care practices, building on a previous collaborative project titled "Between Earth and Sky", which was developed with collaborating artists Sharda Harrison, Ajunta Anwari and a group of caregivers in Singapore.
About the Artist
Alecia Neo develops long-term projects that involve collaborative partnerships with individuals, communities and networks. Her socially engaged practice unfolds primarily through moving image, installations and participatory workshops that address modes of radical hospitality, caregiving, and wellbeing. She is the co-founder of Brack, a platform for socially engaged projects and co-artistic director of Ubah Rumah Residency, an art residency programme and research outpost on Nikoi island in Bintan.
Images from Between Earth and Sky, Alecia Neo, featuring performances by Alvyna Han, Carol Ee, Frank M, Nur Hidayah, Sulis, Janet Koh Hui Kheng, Ng Sook Cheng, LM, Rita Minjoot