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Stimming, Dreaming

Ila & Jannah

Duo Exhibition

14 – 18 October 2021, Opening on 14 Oct: 4pm – 8pm
General Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11am – 5pm | Fri – Sun: 11am - 8pm
47 Malan Road, #01-24, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444

Stimming, Dreaming is an intimate presentation about stimming and other coping mechanisms that people with different needs resort to, to assist them in stimuli that may be different or difficult to process. Stimming, usually used by those who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), involves repetitive or rigid actions that may appear strange and even frightening to the people who are not aware or informed of these behaviours. This exhibition is a personal look at the daily life of artist duo, Ila & Jannah whose close family members suffer from such illnesses. It aims to not only create awareness around stimming, but allow multiple perspectives of looking beyond these explicit behaviours.

About the Artist(s)

Combining video, photography, text, and performance, the intimate works of ila (b. 1985, Singapore) generate alternative entry points into the peripheries of the unspoken, the tacit, and the silenced. She recently participated in group exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, ArtScience Museum, and Stamford Arts Centre, all Singapore (2020).


Jannah is an Early Intervention Educator who indulges in analogue photography. She also seeks to collaborate with other creative persons to create zines.


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