Something-Something Working Group

Start date of Residency
June 2022
June 2022
Since 2021

About the Working Group

The Something-Something Working Group is Shawn Chua, Corrie Tan, Chong Gua Khee and Deanna Dzulkifli. Our hope is to imagine and prototype new paradigms and infrastructures for knowledge production, artistic practice and their contingent entanglements. We are currently playing with an adaptation of the Hologram (—a feminist, peer-to-peer framework and practice that redistributes the labour and ethics of caregiving. We have experimented with this framework at Dance Nucleus’ SCOPE#12 platform. The group has also contributed an article to Dance Nucleus’ FUSE#6 publication, which details the facilitation score we used when engaging with artists and their work-in-progress presentations. The article may be accessed here.


Residency Milestones

June 2022
Joined the Co-Lab Residency
Phase 1: Reawakening

Session #1 

  • Sharing with each other about new/re-orientations about how we each approach facilitation 
  • Mapping out our own histories with Centre 42 as an institution
  • Structuring the invitation for the Minimum Viable Hologram (MVH) for the staff at Centre 42 in the next session 

Session #2 with Centre 42

  • Discuss the distinctions between individual-as-individual and individual-as-representative of an organisation
  • Facilitate an individual Minimum Viable Hologram (MVH) for a Centre 42 staff member, as an introduction to the Hologram and an orientation to the  working group’s approach
    • This means that one of the staff at Centre 42 would be asked to volunteer to be the Hologram, and at least one other staff member would be asked to volunteer to be a triangle member
  • Discuss similarities and differences between the Hologram and other approaches to understanding a person/practices/institutions and organisations
  • Rejig details of the residency and engagement with Centre 42
Phase 2: Adaptation

Session #4 with Centre 42

  • Facilitate a Hologram for a staff at Centre 42, distinguishing between them as an individual person and them as a part of Centre 42

Session #5

  • Debrief experience of running the Hologram
  • Experiment internally with an adapted Hologram structure

Session #6 with Centre 42

  • Facilitate the adapted Hologram structure with staff at Centre 42 (Yanling, Eugene, Jaclyn), including a debrief as part of the structure

Session #7

  • Internal check-in for working group
  • Consolidate thoughts and plans for the second half of the residency
Phase 3: Consolidation and reflections

Session #8-10

  • Reflection within the working group as to the working group’s approach, and work on articulating key principles of our approach

Session #11

  • Touch base with Centre 42, which may include facilitating a second Hologram

Session #12

  • Reflection within the working group 
  • Discuss next steps for the working group