Pam Virada is an artist exploring the notions between the cinematic and various temporalities as means to navigate ghostly forces and intimate stories within domestic spheres. Some of her past works have been exhibited / screened at Liste Art Fair Basel, Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam), Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (London), Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art (Washington DC), Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, among other institutions. She has recently graduated with an MA in Interior Architecture from Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute, in 2022.
At Rupert, she will investigate how history informs the contemporary through ‘ghost tours’; a tool for a spectacle that links the urban via the terrifying tales of the city and nation. Virada will explore the potentiality of this vernacular phenomenon through its ability to conjure the image of the past via tools of storytelling, the site, and myriads of other possibilities, simultaneously looking into minor histories that the people could recount through equivalent spectacles.
Images: Profile image by Waterproof Exhibitions (above);
Installation shot of No Transcendance, Only Immanence (2022) by Sankrit Kulmanochawong (below).
Made possible with a contribution from the Mondriaan Fund.