Loving Things was a series of videos about how to love
inanimate things. Through meditative attention and playful gestures which displace the usual function of
objects, as well as voiced texts that alight on quantum physics and new materialism, the videos invite
the viewer to look more deeply into objects as 'vibrant matter' (Jane Bennett).
Loving Things was made available for purchase as a downloadable album of videos, both as a response to Covid-19 restrictions, as well as a way of experimenting with the presentation, distribution, ownership and consumption of performance.
Producer, Video Editor, Writer, Performer
Ang Kia Yee
Administration & Communications
Jenson Gabriel Tan
Art & Marketing Direction
Production & Art Design
Louise Marie Lee
Director of Photography
Tan Xing Zhi
Our SG Fund (Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth)
Young ChangeMakers Fund (National Youth Council)
With thanks to
Ong Kian Peng
Justin Noah Chua
Online / October 2020
I revisited Loving Things in 2021 as Loving
Things (to say), a
live performance under free performance series eXchΔnge
by the Esplanade.
It was a short, gentle extension of motifs within Loving Things, with greater attention to sonic possibilities around voice, and a more direct addressal of ecological anxiety and species extinction.
Ang Kia Yee
Esplanade Concourse / 8 & 9 September 2021