A book of writings and images by artists, curators and writers about lens-based images in Singapore. As an object, it takes after the form of a photo, with the size corresponding to the 4R photograph print size, and the front and back covers acting as spaces for photographs by Nguan. No text is discernable on the covers and instead the blurb and contributors list is runs across the spine and sides. Left–Right ends with a photo glossary, the result of running the book’s featured images into Google and Pinterest’s reverse image search and pooling together unexpected affinities based on the matches from algorithm detected similarities.
With the theme A State In Play, SingaPlural 2018 is a celebration of the indeterminacy of process and the stage of experimentation and work even before design sets in. The design direction draws inspiration from the process of prototyping and experimentation. Line elements feature across the festival identity’s as a connective and adaptable visual device that is presented in different configurations.