Amy Cham, Whisper Residency
13 September – 8 October 2004
A common thread throughout Amy’s work has been an interrogation into the boundaries set between the artwork, artist and audience. She explores social and relational aesthetic issues in art, examining how the audience can participate in the process of art-making.
For her residency at Chinese Arts Centre, Amy constructed a ‘diary room’, which was staged within the project space. Members of the public were invited to come in and use the diary room as a space to talk. Their image was silently projected elsewhere in Chinese Arts Centre, ensuring confidentiality in what they chose to talk to Big Sister about. This work was both grounded in issues of relational aesthetics, and gave people the opportunity to be themselves rather than a part of the anonymous urban mass.