54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011)

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, artist and filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen was selected to represent Singapore at the 54th Venice Biennale. His artwork, The Cloud of Unknowing, is an audio and visual installation piece sited in an old church, exploring the multiple roles of the cloud within art, “as an historical object, a representation of emptiness, as exercises for the imagination, as screens for projection.”

Ho’s exploration of the cloud is carried through with the accompanying catalogue and invite. The catalogue, meant to recreate the qualities of a cloud, features film stills of Ho’s current and past works and essays on a variety of translucent and lightweight paper stock finished with roughed edges. The invite, each assembled by hand, contains a crumpled book page as a reference to a scene in Ho’s film.