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Monthly Archives: April 2014

My solo exhibition entitled Laksa in the Summer of My Childhood opened last week at SPR MRKT. The opening night was fantastic thanks to a great team of sponsors and collaborators and of course all the people who turned up. There was also a write up about it in The Business Times Singapore and a couple of pieces are featured in the ‘gallery’ section of Catalog Magazine’s April issue.

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Seasons IV; Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Architecture can seem permanent and static, yet the seasons impact it visually, transforming its appearance over time, and technically, affecting materials and inhabitation. The seasons represent change and are a reminder that architecture can’t be conceived of as purely static.

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Childhood Dreams; Rose 2013, Rose ca. 1988, Bush 2013, Bush ca. 1988, Flowers 2013, Flowers ca. 1988, Tree 2013, Tree ca. 1988

In the timeline of a design project, photos are more or less the first and last step. As a child I took these B &W photos at a school and developed the film in a dark room, soon after which I decided to study architecture. Revisiting the site last year, I captured the same locations in full colour with a digital camera. Recalling pre-digital photographic processes, both sets of photos are presented as enlarged negatives.

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Blue Topoi; Laksa, Biryani

Cyanotype, the photographic process used to make blueprints, intrigues me as a way of studying light and shadow. In this series, the raw ingredients from two dishes-laksa and biryani-are composed to form imagined landscapes, using skills similar to those used in model-making. The pieces are intended to explore the disconnect between agricultural processes and city-dwellers in relation to food.

 

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