August 17 - September 16, 2023
In the spectrum of my art practice lies as an inherent premise – Systems, Structures, Scales – wherein I identify as the totality of my being. Looking back at the past — in archival research to previous projects, I see this as a potential of interconnection through recurring time and space, that the things I do may intersect or not, in a recurring motivation to arrive in the totality of art.
Alvin’s grandfather served as a sniper in the Philippines during WW2. He often shared his war stories to the artist who was very young at the time. These stories, in addition to a life spent drowning in mental illness and the haunting ghosts of war, became part of an intergenerational sharing and succession of trauma and pain.