The Eminent Plaza built in the 1980s is scheduled for demolition in October 2014. A collaborative community project initiated by Tact Space x THE RSC opened the building doors for one last retrospective peak. Madhvee was a part of “An Eminent Takeover” – A potently reactive and multi-disciplinary collaboration of art and music. The “Takeover” occurred at the Eminent Plaza in September 2014. It was an open studio in the “Lavanda spa”. Eminent Plaza’s infamous “vice mall” reputation re-focused discussions on Singapore’s increasingly sanitized persona.
Wait for me on the other side
Installation: 350 Pebbles, Joss Paper, Tatami, Mattress, Paper Scroll
The lonely corridors, dilapidated building and fact of demolition amplified the feeling of loss, a loss that has happened and is yet to happen. The ephemeral nature of building viz-à-viz individuals created a dialogue, which encouraged the artist to visit the notion of permanent losses. The installation and performance “Wait for me on the other side” symbolized artist’s fear, preservation of memories and narration of rituals associated with loss.