2017 – ongoing
The name of this project is inspired by Stephen Shore’s seminal work American Surfaces. The surfaces of my Singapore are a collection of grey areas, but it aspires, like the one it’s named for, to look for what those surfaces mean. The Singapore I left in 1999 exists on the outside, but under that skin, its language has changed, to one I only half understand.
Begun January 2017, this is very much a project on returning home, after almost 2 decades away. What it is going to become, I don’t know yet.