16.08 - 23.09, 2018
Moe Satt projects starts from a reflection about the “88 uprising”: Moe Satt goes into what he thinks would remind him of the time, using some of his own memories, the artist does not recall much of what the times were like, apart from a vague memory. He however uses that same inability of lack of memory to derive his concept. Mainly showing collective memory rather than objective personal memories. In Fact this work is not about an historical happening, it doesn't want to tell a story, a fact, this work is a reflection about memory and how it works in our magma of subconscious. How it becomes collective and how abstract a real fact can become.
He uses a popular tune from the uprising and a documentary picture which he later edits and adds the song as a background song. What makes the whole song such an important aspect in this work is the use of a choir to sing the song, making it even more revolutionary.
b.1983 Yangon, Myanmar
2004 – B.Sc (Zoology), East of Yangon University, Myanmar.
Moe Satt is a renowned installation and performance artist in Southeast Asia. He was nominated for the 2015 HUGO BOSS Award for Asia's New Artists. He has held solo exhibitions at the Lokanat Art Museum in Yangon, the Yangon Art Museum in Myanmar, the Hooyong Performing Arts Center in Korea, and the Asahi-Japanese Art Plaza in Japan. He has also held group exhibitions at the Pusan Biennale in 2012, the 4th International Perforating Bansai Performing Arts Festival, the 8th International Performing Arts Festival, the 9th Asian International Performing Arts Festival, and the Vancouver Biennale, Shanghai Bund Art Museum, Sweden Umoa Bild Museum, San Francisco Cardis Art Foundation and other places for group exhibitions and performance projects.
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