Title:  Pretty Little Things

Date:   2017

Type:   Curatorial

Stat:   Complete

Departing from Mount Emily’s history as a halfway house for the rehabilitation of underage street prostitutes, drug addicts and female juvenile delinquents, Pretty Little Things (墮落天使) is an experimental performance installation that adapts to the architecture space of the Mount Emily, bringing three female delinquent characters originally drawn from three quintessential Singapore-made films to flesh (12 Storey, Mee Pok Man and Eating Air). 

 

Each girl shares an uncanny resemblance with their movie characters and we follow them along new unexplored tangents as they share a precious, fictional moment together. In the space of a girl’s home, we re-visit their stories and lost histories and bear witness to the human experience of love, sex, heartbreak, desire, grief, madness and addiction. 

 

Initiated by artist Ruyi Wong, this experimentation of form, light, visual installation and performance explores the echoes that resound within the walls of Mt Emily amidst the historical undercurrents of a girl's home.