I went on a dating app to find out what’s stopping us from systems change.

Systems change

Those who know me will know that I’m a very curious person. I love hearing people’s stories. I’m an artist and my art is essentially one big inquiry of humanity.

My work intersects art, social change and conversations. I’m currently trying to understand the inertia to systems change by listening to people and hearing what stops them from living a purpose driven life or quitting a job that doesn’t serve them. I assumed that people hated their 9 to 6 jobs (often plus overtime) and that many businesses are exploitative of people and environment.

I figured I needed to challenge these assumptions and be open to what might come out from the other side that I don’t understand. I chanced upon a report on a dating app and was curious about how they designed it and their take on what kind of elements create better conversations. Then it struck me that through such platforms, I can reach people from different walks in life, different social classes, different job titles, different industries and in different locations. It offers quite an expansive reach and opportunities to talk to people I wouldn’t usually get to.

So then, I crafted my profile. 

I chose ages 18-35 as I’m curious about young people’s opinion.

I changed the location as and when I fancied just so I have a broader perspective from different parts of the world.

This conversation was an interesting one with a creative from Los Angeles who works in VFX.

Something that’s been on my mind recently… how might creatives come together and fight for better working conditions and respect for the work we do? Any thoughts? (Comment 👇 ! ) 

The Last Supper

Post-museum presents The Last Supper, a project by interdisciplinary artist, Fié Neo. 

Your must come event of the year. Yes, it’s literally the last. Say goodbye to 2020 in a meaningful way!

Physically distanced doesn’t mean we have to socially distance! This is the place to connect and convene. (All the while adhering to physical distancing regulations.) Tired of zoom calls? Feeling anxious about the climate crisis and want to act? Passionate about creating change and looking to connect with like minded people? This is your place for it.

Ft. Your unusual dinner table, the place to convene and connect. (We might have onions.) The “Take the blue pill then panic, but panic together” screening room. 


Don’t scream while it screens. This is your must have film stop. How this works: We will curate intentional meetings with the most unexpected pairing. So come with an open mind because you might be meeting someone you won’t otherwise have met. Systems change require an intersectional approach and interdisciplinary collaboration. This is a starting point for it.

La Quiche Tour

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“Bonjour. In Marseille I am nicknamed La Quiche because I’m from Lorraine. Unfortunately, I am homeless. I was in the Légionnaires (military). In military we earn points for retirement. But due to an accident in Chad, I didn’t do the full 15 years of military so I can’t have the full retirement allowance and have to wait till I am 62 years old to be able to get out of here. After military, the army gave us the chance to retrain and change careers. I passed the diploma to become a firefighter and was employed because someone dropped out. I worked till 2014 but lost the job because I had a heart attack. I had government assistance but couldn’t work again as I couldn’t pass the health check up required for employment. I tried to apply for emergency allowance when I could no longer receive government assistance but was struggling with administration. They kept saying they didn’t receive my papers and at some point I had no money left to continue sending the documents.”

Find out more about his story here:

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Staging Conversations

by Liz Kirk Channing and Fié Neo

Staging Conversations is the coming together of two languages; wearable art and movement.
A three year long collaboration and development, this project is a sharing of the conversations and connections of a growing and evolving friendship. It is an on going experiment of how experience can be communicated through contrasting creative art forms.
This section is on grieving and how the overwhelming sensation of loss can be comforted through this sharing and friendship.

Tally at Edinburgh Fringe, Venice Biennale and Gillman Barracks, Singapore

 

Spreading positivity across the globe. Starting from Venice Biennale to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and finally ending off with Singapore’s art hot pot Gillman Barracks, I brought memory sharing to these different cities. Sad memories are released from the owners and stay in the pocket, while happy memories travel to strangers’ pockets to stay in the form of smiles on their faces.

Share a memory in exchange for a happy memory.

My most memorable ones? Kids x2, Swimming with dolphins