In July, The T Project is honored and delighted to contribute personal stories and photos that helped to create an octagonal light installation that reflects back on the rich culture and history of the transgender community in Bugis Street for the PassionArts Festival 2018.
Based on the hustle and bustle of the night life in Bugis Street during the 1950s, " shinning Bright, Her Memoir" is an octagonal light installation that reflects back on the rich culture and history that had been present at the time. Intricately designed paper cuts are created taking inspiration from the past, each representing the artists individual interpretation towards the subject.
Various terms were given to the Old Bugis Street that stretched from Tanjong Pagar to Chinatown such as " Xiao Po" (小坡), "An Jie" (暗街), "Pi Jiu Jie" (啤酒街), "Bai Sha Fu", (白沙浮). It was a district that supported local merchants with their businesses during the day and transformed itself at night. It became a street that attracted entertainment that celebrated each person's individual character where men, women, food, alcohol and dance that was ever so present.
This Installation is created in collaboration with artists Benedict Yu, Lewis Choo, Aneesha Shetty and Yang Junwei, as well as our public community and in co-operation with The T Project.