Missing Part, the Sound of Silence
Helene Le Chatelier, Calvin Pang
27 May - 4 June 2023, 11am - 7pm
Missing Part, the Sound of silence is a collaborative art project based on workshops and encounters with various communities across Singapore. It will result in a series of artworks and immersive multimedia installations exploring the theme of individual and collective resilience.
The purpose of this project is to initiate artist talks / presentations and workshops among various communities in Singapore such as Schools, Nursing homes, Hospitals, Prisons, Associations working in different fields... with the idea to communicate about art, memory, resilience and how art can provide comfort and well-being to anyone.
Exploring further their respective practice, Calvin Pang (art therapist and artist) and Helene Le Chatelier (artist and writer) want to focus on the human ability to lighten memories, by turning difficult remembrance into poetic objects. Like paper becomes a malleable material, our memory process may be the condition for a certain resilience that could possibly allow us to stand and continue to live, expand and develop.
Inviting people to participate to the artworks themselves by sending anonymously written memories on a website or in a handwritten form in various collection points, the artists hope to include the collected content in the artworks to convey the idea that we all carry within us the possibility of building joy, lightness and poetry no matter what we have been through.
About the Artist(s)
Hélène Le Chatelier
studied Art in Paris at l'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art, Olivier de Serres, where she specialized and graduated in Fresco painting. Since her first painting exhibition in 1997 soon after her graduation, Hélène embraced various artistic modes of expression (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, writing).
Through her work, Hélène questions all aspects of memory, the passage of time and the traces it leaves on our bodies and in our lives, as well as the marks we leave behind us. Interrogating the secret and unconscious parts of ourselves, the undefined and the invisible
Changes that slowly shape us, she probes our intimacies and our roots and she explores a way to attempt reconciliation of our collective histories with our individual memory.
Hélène has spent a great deal of time in France and Ireland. She has been living and working in Singapore since 2010. Her work had been showcased in Singapore, Bangkok, Paris, Seattle, New York and Tokyo.
MA, AThR, holds a Master of Arts Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore after graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. He has presented his work at international art therapy conferences in Australia and the United Kingdom; and is a contributing author for Found Objects in Art Therapy (Jessica Kingsley, 2021) and Arts Therapies in International Practice (Routledge, 2022). His studio art practice explores the impermanence of humans and their spaces in the context of everyday lives. Pang’s installations have received commissions by institutions in both Singapore and Tokyo, Japan.
He is currently undergoing advanced training in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), and is practicing as an art therapist serving terminally-ill individuals and their loved ones at Assisi Hospice, Singapore.