Taking Routes : Putting Down Routes (2022)
61 x 46 x 3.5 cm
HMA on Canvas
This piece captures the entire length of the main roads that shape Tanglin Halt Estate. The former Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate was one of the first industrial estates in Singapore, and this saw many people venturing into the now-empty Tanglin Halt Close road, for work. Today, although less people make their way into that area, we still see cyclists, runners and dog walkers ply these routes on their daily adventure.
In Taking Routes, the journeys of Tanglin Halt residents, past and present, was the focus of my ongoing study of tracing our overlooked everyday rituals. In this study, the routes were shaped from stories of individuals to create a personalised map of their daily journeys. The subjects revisited memories and shared stories of living and working in the estate, treading the same paths with different intentions, locating common destinations with different routes laid out…
I then took these separate routes and overlaid them to create a combination of courses taken around the estate, each an exploration of the journeys and how they could have interacted with each other. These personal seemingly mundane rituals, combined with my technique of applying repeated layers of HMA, have resulted in the landscapes visualised in this show.
Read more about the show here.
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