dokyu: Intersections of History, Creative Writing, and Arts Practice / Chan Yi Qian

These materials are part of the dossier Dokyu: Intersections of History, Creative Writing, and Arts Practice, published in ASAP/Journal volume 8, number 3, January 2024. Spanning multiple locations of research including Singapore, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, the U.S., and Switzerland, Dokyu’s participants draw from varied fields such as documentary poetics, environmental and community-based art and history practices, performance art, and painting, among others, in order to expand the ways in which we approach, understand, and interact with historical documents. Ultimately, Dokyu aims to establish an experimental space that fosters interdisciplinary dialogue, transforms artistic and scholarly methodology, and informs the ways the interdisciplinary in the humanities is both practiced and taught. 


  1. Chan Yi Qian (artist & writer)
  2. Martin Dusinberre (historian)
  3. James Jack (artist)
  4. Hilmi Johandi (artist)
  5. Collier Nogues (writer)
  6. Siddharta Perez (curator)
  7. Aki Sasamoto (artist)
  8. Lawrence Lacambra Ypil (writer)

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Dokyu has been foundational to many of Yi Qian Chan’s artistic works. One example is her capstone project on a capstone project. She played with a capstone project as a medium, not knowing what would come out from it. She is also grateful to have been able to restage her capstone project presentation with Dokyu members, acknowledging their impact on her work.

For Chan, the not-knowing section in the website page for Naoko Shimazu and Hilmi Johandi feels the most impactful out of all the webpages she made for Dokyu.

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