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Human Archive Project


  • Singapore Art Museum, 8Q Gallery 1.1 8 Queen Street Singapore, 188535 Singapore (map)

Revealing the inner worlds of people from different walks of life through stories gathered from the community, this two-part presentation by artist Nicola Anthony explores the human condition and threads of commonalities despite our differences.

The Human Archive Project focuses on disenfranchised communities and human stories in Singapore. Nicola's work is inspired by the inmates of Changi Women’s Prison, NUH kids, families dealing with addiction, the elderly community, and members of the general public, who are invited to contribute stories about themselves at www.humanarchiveproject.com

The Human Archive Project provides a glimpse into lives of others, especially the disenfranchised voices in our society whose stories we do not hear very often.

“Throughout my practice I have been fascinated by people’s stories, social memory and oral history. Many individuals and communities in Singapore have added their multilayered human fragments and previously unspoken words to the archive. The Human Archive Project maps different types of human experience via an anonymous online portal as well as more in depth interviews.

From this archive of human voices, I have created one body of text-based works which focuses on confessional voices and unheard stories within the local community.

For the Clockwork Moons series of works, I focused on those who confided that they experience time passing differently to the average person, leading me to work with disenfranchised communities and try to portray their experience.”  – Nicola

Click here to learn more about the text-based works.
Click here to learn more about the Clockwork Moon series.