Interactive Installation, 2022
Quek Jia Qi
East Spring Secondary School
Stretch is an invitation to contemplate our everyday bandwidth by defamiliarising and extending the everyday rubber band to host a space for connection. The ordinary rubber band is symbolic of the possibilities, boundaries, and limits tested in everyday life. During the pandemic, teachers are amongst essential caregivers in our society, highlighting the urgency for care for oneself and one another. This project invites us to consider collectively: How much bandwidth do we each have – and how much can we stretch? At what point do we feel the tension? How do we pause and go on from here?
Participants are invited to contemplate and contribute at stretcharchive.weebly.com
Quek Jia Qi works collaboratively to explore modes of exchange that intersect art, pedagogy, and civic practice. In her socially-engaged practice, she has led and facilitated participatory workshops, installations, public programmes, and performances. Her works have been presented across the US, UK, Europe, and Asia, such as in Singapore Archifest; CICA Museum, South Korea; Whiteconcepts Gallery, Berlin; Framer Framed, Amsterdam; Raven Row, London. In 2017, Jia Qi was the recipient of the Social Art Award. She holds a BA (First-Class) Joint Honours in Fine Art & History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.