DRAWING THE BORDER
"IF I COULD GROW UP ALL OVER AGAIN"
Drawing the Border of Water is a project collaboration between the Migrant Writers Singapore (MWS) and students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts led by artist-lecturer Noor Iskandar, in an attempt to converge the world of art and literature through acts of conversations, performance and responding. Using the notions of border and water as routes of memories and (dis)placement, the project sieves through a communal expression of storytelling through different cartographies.
BUT DID YOU EVER TAKE
Exploring the theme of bodies and screens, this work is a demonstration of the way screens can be used as passageways rather than boundaries. It is a digitally rendered combination of long exposure street photography (as a metaphor for slowing down time) and black and white portrait photography (as a representation of moments of the past). The overlaying of these images portrays the struggle of time and understanding - how each layer reveals itself only when you take the time to understand it.