Death by Man Exhibition
(October 2023 - April 2024)
𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗕𝘆 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝘆𝗲
𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
Death by Man is a photographic investigation and documentation of Singapore’s wildlife through a journaled obituary. It showcases the array of animals that we are privileged to share our island home with, the individuals that we have lost, and all that we could possibly be losing. The project uses evocative visuals and narratives to shed light on the plight of wild animals that have perished due to human activities and rapid urbanisation, urging people to recognise the value of each animal’s life and to reflect on our relationship with wildlife in a city.
𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺’𝘀 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁
In collaboration with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at the National University of Singapore, this project not only unveils captivating photographic documentation but also breathes new ‘life’ into the some of the animals by preserving them as specimens. These carcasses transcend mere display, but also offer researchers rare access to biological,
geographic, and temporal data, and to perhaps discover any possible correlation with both natural and human-induced environmental changes. Moreover, this wealth of knowledge is thoughtfully shared with the broader public, enriching awareness, and understanding of the intricate dance between humanity and wildlife in our urban landscape.
𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁-𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿
Jasvic is a Singaporean lens-based artist whose works are largely influenced by her relationship with nature. Coming from both an arts and science academic background, she sees the two practices as equals and is constantly exploring ways to marry them in her works. Jasvic’s most ambitious visual arts project thus far is ‘Death by Man’—a wildlife obituary photography series that was conceptualised in her final year of studies in Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University, School of Arts, Design and Media. While Jasvic does explore ways to create emotionally driven works for self-expression, she prefers to use her visual language to tell stories of the world around us.