By mediating on the intersection between capitalism and conservation, All That Glitters Is Not Goldattempts to examine Man’s dialectic relationship with Nature. Weaving in elements of photography, video and performative art, the artwork provokes the viewer to ponder Man’s existence and co-dependence with the natural world. Gold, a symbol of material wealth and industrial progress, takes on a shade of ambiguity here by doubling up as ochre, the earthy colour of nature.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold is currently exhibiting at SAM @ 8Q as part of Noise Singapore's The Apprenticeship Programme, till 7 September 2014. The performance video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/103774701.