“Sea-centric SEA” Artist workshops in Tainan

“Sea centric SEA” Artist workshops in Tainan

February 2019

Critical Re-imagination of Intercultural Flow in the Kuroshio Current

Aiming to find pathways between Taiwan, Kyushu and Singapore through collective memories of youth



“Sea Birth” screening in Singapore



What lies beneath the surface of the sea on the Pacific side of Okinawa? Despite many efforts to erase the past, sea spirits protected by generations of shamanesses can be heard. Part one begins with the story of a still unidentified ship wreck that went down near South Ukibaru Island circa 1876. Based on faint records of an encounter between survivors and Okinawans, the artist enacts rituals in their actual meeting sites. Part two of the story revives a song of unrequited love between lovers living on separate islands trying to find a way to meet. In part three a new life is born from the sea amidst impending threats from military exercises. Together this three-part work weaves historical facts along with personal anecdotes from the artist’s own maritime ancestors within the contemporary realities of Okinawa today.


24 Jan 2019
5:15 pm

Followed by a discussion with artist, James Jack
Chairperson | Minna Valjakka, National University of Singapore


AS8 Level 4, Seminar Room 04-04
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260
National University of Singapore @ KRC

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James Jack Exhibition reviews

Reviews of the solo exhibition by James Jack have recently been published in Hawai‘i, Singapore and Canada:


In Praise of Shadows: Celebrating a Unique Dimension Between Light and Dark


(Only a selection of the articles appear here, for the full article contact the publishers )

10 Best Shows in Asia