Sadako’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary – Not Really About Fashion
23 February – 15 March, 2015
Titled “Sadako’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary – Not Really About Fashion”, Singapore-based illustrator Sokkuan Tye gives us a glimpse into the life of her alter ego Sadako at K+. Taken from the horror film “The Ring”, ghost Sadako is personified instead as a misunderstood, socially awkward yet quirky individual in the exhibition, which shows illustrations and installations of her going about her daily routine including the mundane.
What started at the end of 2011 as a personal one-woman project to overcome her fear of the ghost portrayed in the film, has grown into an important platform for personal expression across a variety of mediums. To date, Sokkuan has developed a series of masks, ‘Sadako tights’ in collaboration with Tokone; as well as collaborated with photographers, hair stylists and florists in a visual documentary of Sadako’s secret garden, which can be found in her book of the same title.
At K+ itself, Sokkuan’s work on display comprises of risographs, archival prints, several installations and more. Concept drawings and handwritten notes litter the wall – in both her own and Sadako’s script, giving further insight into what inspires and goes on in the heads of both her and her alter ego. At the end of the day, the exhibition, if anything, offers you a chance to get over your fear of that lady in the well.
“Sadako’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary – Not Really About Fashion” is on exhibition at K+,
a curatorial space by Kinetic Singapore, until 15 March 2015.
Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, #03-14/15, Singapore 228209
Text: Amy Lim
Photography: Marc Tan