Go to the National Archives at any time and explore the history of our country.
In my practice, I have looked at the National Archives to understand our country through how we document our past. My presentation for the Singapore Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale was inspired by a set of concert posters under the Ministry of Culture’s ‘Music for Everyone’ campaign. In the information printed on those posters, it was possible to glean the agendas set by the state.
The National Archives of Singapore is responsible for the collection and management of records relating to the nation’s political, social and economic history. I would particularly recommend its Audiovisual Archives, which includes educational television programmes, public service broadcast programmes, and daily news bulletins.