NAFA’s interactive art exhibition Peel Here focuses on the habitual action of peeling

The 17 exhibits include augmented reality experiences and hidden artworks.

Benjamin Chew

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Published: 7 October 2022, 6:35 PM

Technology meets art at the upcoming Peel Here interactive exhibition organised by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). 

Created in collaboration with creative tech studio The Doodle People and research lab Atelier HOKO, the exhibition aims to examine the art of peeling and encourage audiences to slow down and revisit their everyday gestures and other menial tasks in the midst of a sensorially-overloaded world. 

Peel Here will feature 17 artworks on display at NAFA’s Lim Hai Tak Gallery from Oct 11 to 30.


The exhibition shows how the action of peeling is done quickly and can bring us enjoyment subconsciously. PHOTO CREDIT: NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS


Six of NAFA’s design researchers worked with independent research lab Atelier HOKO to study the habitual action of peeling.

Their findings led to the creation of the 17 displays in the exhibition, such as Other Forms of Peeling, which allows visitors to attempt peeling off price tags stuck to a steel surface using various tools.


Visitors are prompted to scrub, rub, scratch and scrape the exhibits. PHOTO CREDIT: NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS


The exhibition will also incorporate augmented reality (AR) installations around the NAFA campus. These installations are provided by The Doodle People, a creative tech studio focusing on interactive technologies.

Visitors can use their personal devices to “peel away” surfaces to reveal hidden artworks and digital augmentations to their surroundings.


The hidden artworks are created by five NAFA alumni. PHOTO CREDIT: NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS


Peel Here will be held from Oct 11 to 30 at the Lim Hai Tak gallery, 80 Bencoolen Street. The gallery is open from 11am to 7pm daily, and closed on Mondays and public holidays.

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