Yeah, I can see it now
The distant red neon shivered in the heat
I was feeling like a stranger in a strange land
You know where people play games with the night
God, it was too hot to sleep….
– Robbie Robertson, Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Singapore. Home to eternally anxious masses, the surprising things also found in public spaces:
- Personal space
- Reprieve from the heat of everything that makes you forget that you, and everyone else, are flesh and blood.
Walking by night, breath and step in alternating time, and struggle to hold the disintegrating memory of what is outside this perfect architecture together.