Before we continue from part 1, don’t forget the other set of showcase by Unearthed at 8Q, the annex building of Singapore Art Museum just across the street behind the Museum. We will see creations, and perhaps also documentations, as a result of artists’ residency at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
Now let us come back to the main building of the Museum and move downstairs from part 1 to the galleries and inner lobby on level 1.
11. Real Estate by TWARDZIK CHING CHOR LENG ~ an opportunity to look beyond and beneath the grass on a “block” ultra-neatly cut out from the front lawn of the Museum. Observe the changes this “mini ecosystem” encased in a vitrine has undergone over time and uncover your own revelation.
12. Landscape Portraits: A Beautiful Place Nearby by DONNA ONG ~ the imaginative outcome of the artist missing a diving trip reluctantly. Metallic visuals go hand in hand with ear-raising sonic background.
13. All Lines Flow Out by CHARLES LIM ~ what kind of roles do bodies of water and their passages of flow play in humans’ daily life? And how do humans tread in them and treat them? From the smallest and often sedentary neighbourhood Longkang (means drain in the Malay language) to the vast sea surrounding Singapore. By the way, the artist is a former national sailor who represented Singapore in the Olympic Games in 1996.
14. Flow Through The Land and Water Erosion by HAN SAI POR ~ it takes a broader mind to believe the wonders different papers can do to establish a sense of Zen from what appears to be rock solid sculptures.
15. Terra Firma by FRAYN YONG ~ mini urban buildings meticulously constructed with pencil lead, one of earth’s natural resources, and as fragile as real skyscrapers when nature turns nasty.
16. Ultrasound series by GENEVIEVE CHUA ~ let the images of sonar scans tell you what lies beneath and within the current of Singapore’s reservoirs that have supported as well as taken lives. The fine lines reiterate water’s power as nothing can stop its infiltration.
17. And Now, Like Sleeping Flowers by ANG SONG NIAN ~ a poignant sending-off of a dead part in nature and mourning of the loss.
18. Reel/Unreel by REGINA DE ROZARIO ~ a granddaughter’s remembrance of her late grandfather and tracking of her visit to his burial ground, or rather, former burial ground as the cemetery has been exhumed to make way for residential development projects. The sky is still beautiful, the land has changed.
The exhibition ends at 7pm on 6th July 2014, last admission at 6.15pm.