Unspoken Landscapes

Unspoken Landscapes

Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 shortlisted artist Sim Chi Yin was commissioned by the Nobel Peace Prize to create Most people were silent, a video work which pairs two landscapes. From the north peak of Mount Paektu – an active volcanic mountain dividing North Korea and China – audiences look into North Korea, which has conducted six nuclear tests since 2006.

Sim Chi Yin: Most people were silent, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2018. Photo: Weizhong Deng

The artist reflects: “My work focuses on histories and memories in land and peoples through a research-based practice. It is realised through photographic and filmic installations of landscapes — human and non-human — with unseen and unspoken pasts.”

Most people were silent is on view as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, 8 March -14 July. Find out more here.

Images courtesy the artist.