Pennangalanamania!

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In their show, 'Pennangalanamania!', Grieve Perspective turned their collective dark eye to the myth of the Pennangalan. In a video installation, this disembodied she-beast was depicted floating in a jungle as a living embodiment of this ancient Southeast Asian myth. Her head is a goat's skull, garlanded with flowers, and her chest is a hollow cavity from which her entrails freely dangle. The audience was invited to listen to her tell stories of death and life, all of which are drawn from real-life situations in which these two conditions have become difficult to define. In a manner that is disturbing yet thoughtful, she presents the arguments that these conditions inevitably illicit, yet does not commit to any clear moral trajectory. Complementing this piece was a range of videos and digital prints that built upon this theme.


- Pennangalanamania! -


Date August 2013
Duration 21mins


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Installation shots

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- Pennangalanamania! Installation -

Singapore ICA, LaSalle

14 August – 28 August


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- Pennangalanamania! Installation -

Singapore ICA, LaSalle

14 August – 28 August



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