This is an inaugural festival of such nature in Singapore and if you were to look more in dept at the Zentai culture in general, it is reminiscent of an outsider art form whereby it is not directly extended from contemporary art practice, but rather a certain sub-culture vis-a-vis post-modern expressions, that stems out from 21st century urban living, human social behavoirs & various social traits unique to the locality of its birthplace that had develop Zentai culture to what it is today. Through this project, we hope to explore the idea of Zentai, from within the art context (we have invited photographers, installation artists, video artists and performers to respond to the "Zentai" theme).
More importantly, we will also like to discover opinions & find analytical points of view of the social conditions that surrounds this form of expression. For example, in Singapore recently, there is a public figure dressed like a Superhero (in a Zentai suit), who went around public trains, buses stations and public commute areas to guide the less priviledged or needy persons, requesting for commuters to give up their seats to people who needed them more. Incidents like this is a good example of how such an 'obscure' culture can truly integrate with real life, as with what most contemporary artists are striving for in their art, the beauty of it is that it transcended art's functionality as a public 'correct' action. This is just an example of how we may give an added context to the project we're planning out.