Very much appreciated, Bakchormeeboy for the coverage.
“My thought of spending my entire life to make this exhibition happen was fulfilled so much earlier! All thanks to the encounter with Ms Beverly – who was my Understanding Directing and Performance lecturer when I was a student of Republic Polytechnic.
On that day, one of my assistants was not able to turn up for work due to personal commitments. As my pop-up store was a week long, I could not afford to lose any days unopened. Left with no choice, I skipped school to open the store.
It was then, I saw Ms Beverly who just had her lunch in StarVista.
Immediately after I set my gaze on her, I was so excited to share with her about my idea and the purpose of having a pop-up store! Being so engrossed in our conversation, I forgot the fact that I’d actually skipped school on that day…” said Kylie.
<Nevertheless, the school provided her with advice pertaining to how she could proceed with her notable venture. Beverly also stepped in to propose an interdisciplinary project From Heart To Hearts For Hearts to this talented young lady. In this project to be launched online with free access, Beverly expresses with movements and songs to Kylie’s 15 drawings and paintings on congenital heart defects, conceptualised together with the creative input of filmmaker Goh Ying Sheng, who was the director and scriptwriter of the viral mockumentary “Who Stole Tua Pek Kong?”. >
It has almost been a month since the launch of the exhibition. Kylie has tried ways to reach out to the public.
She tried to scream and finally her voice was heard – by Beverly Yuen, a theatre director and physical theatre artist, expresses movements and songs resonating from the heart to Kylie Boo’s 15 pieces of paintings.
“Our heart will never stop beating. Even if the exhibition has come to an end.” She said.
Kylie, I am writing this letter to you to thank you for not giving up on me. Without your persistence to withstand all obstacle that crossed your life, I could have never found this strength. I love you more than ever now, because tou have given me the chance to breathe again.
Let me share with you experiences that I had gone through at the age of 20. I have laid in the hospital for over 1 month, I have seen many people who are exactly like us, where some of them, unfortunately, did not win the fight. The discrimination from society and the true nature of mankind was clear – it was unforgiving of people like us. On the positive note, I received lots of love from the people around us during the hospital stay.
Kylie, I understand the difficulty in seeing the good from all the bad, but please do not be afraid of the people around you – the ones who truly and care for you are always there. Stay strong and believe, I know you can do it!
Kylie Boo (23 years old)
That day, I wrote a letter to the 16 years old me.
Born with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), Boo Kai Ni went through a multitude of emotional and social challenges from school environments and peers. In hopes of creating a supportive and inclusive society, she is currently working on a visual arts exhibition showcasing the struggles and potential dreams of individuals with CHD.
This week I am lagging behind my production timeline! By right I should be completing my 5th work by now but… I am still at my 3rd piece! I think I got full of myself when I said that I will be able to complete one artpiece within a week or two.
Still, I am trying not to procrastinate AT ALL. Focusing on my current and the upcoming three paintings which I promised that I will be doing them all 4 together.
Oh! And also wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Merry Boxing Day!🎊🎉
I intend to challenge myself by drawing 4 different artworks at 1 shot. They are Ventricular Septal Defect, Truncus Arteriosus, Coarctation of Aorta and Atrioventricular Canal Defect. The scientific terms of each condition might sounds alien to you but if I phrase it this way.
“I’m gonna draw 4 different seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.”