Boon Hock in 2014

Clang, John (2015) Boon Hock in 2014. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Boon Hock in 2014

Boon Hock in 2014 is an attempt to immortalize the psyche of an

average working class, 40-something years old man over the duration of one

calendar year.

Boon Hock would submit a set of two images to me daily. The set

consisted of his selfie and an image of his surrounding. I would then

chronologically archive the images into a Gregorian calendar format, allowing

us to trace the exact date of the images created.

Upon archiving all 365 sets of selfies, it allows us to examine and

analyze Boon Hock’s life, and also to compare our own life in parallel to his.

This thesis will introduce the influence I had in creating this body of

work and also the decisions I would make during the course of the production.

Examples of reference and influence include Michel de Certeau’s The

Practice of Everyday Life, Eugene Halliday’s Reflexive Self-Consciousness,

Roni Horn’s You are the Weather, etc.

In conclusion, I see the completion of this body of work not as an end

but a birth. It will take its new life as time passes, making 2014 a distant

history which historians and people in the future can be curious about the

condition of an everyday life of this ordinary unknown man, named Boon


Subjects: Fine Arts
Fine Arts > Singapore Artists
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:15

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