Xi Jie Ng
Cold Spring, New York, USA
Health & Beauty > Other Health & Beauty
Are you the grandmother? I mean no disrespect nor do I want you to reveal an age if you are not comfortable with the question.
Hi! I’m not the grandmother but the granddaughter.
Salty (Xi Jie Ng) from Singapore creates intimate encounters for a noisy world. Her works dance across disciplines and have been made and presented in Singapore, USA, Finland and India. Last year she created a publication on senior female culture (thegrandmareporter.com). She is currently in the MFA in art & social practice at Portland State University on the National Arts Council (Singapore) postgraduate scholarship. Visit saltythunder.net
Taking the sacred and banal everyday as material, I am interested in the geriatric as a realm for new spaces of imagination. More specifically, I have a deep belief in the rich worlds that elderly females hold within them: fascinating, complex dimensions that go hidden today and which are at once warm, humorous, rigid, open, wise, eccentric and absurd. These worlds are inspiring material for relational art-making in thinking about form, aesthetics and audience.