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Our understanding of physical space is often mediated through maps. Mapmaking is often seen as a precise science today, yet its methodologies have historically favoured particular knowledge systems over others. How might we gesture at alternative ways of following the contours and meandering through space?

Current Issue: On Psychogeographies

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“If counter-cartography or counter-mapping challenges the hegemony in spaces, as authored or dictated by positions of authority, I am interested in challenging all the forms of meaning-making that are being used to impose narratives of dominance.”

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Mushroomed is a series of conversations around art making, artistic networks and ecosystems. Sit in on conversations with artists and cultural practitioners. Produced in collaboration with Singapore Community Radio, listen to your favourite episodes over and over again on Spotify.

Nabilah Nordin

Episode 10, 4 October 2021

What does a sculpture that pulses, oozes, gushes, and melts look like? Needless to say, what a work is made of influences the sort of impression we have of it. A material-driven process is often a labyrinthian maze — a rabbit hole to burrow down into. Nabilah Nordin’s works can be described as a smorgasbord for the senses. Her sculptures are luscious landscapes, gloopy messes, and spacious caverns all at once. We wrap up the first season of Mushroomed with a conversation with Nabilah Nordin. We speak to Nabilah about her approach to experimentation and failure, and the place of language within her practice.

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