Nipan Oranniwesna, ‘Another Island’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Nipan Oranniwesna, ‘Another Island’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Nipan Oranniwesna, ‘Another Island’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Embedded in the floor are 598 photographs of Singapore, each encased in a tiny bubble. Like a constellation of dew drops, these images of our urban landscapes, natural landscapes, and scenes of the everyday are miniscule and almost imperceivable from a distance. Nipan invites viewers to step upon the platform to look at these vignettes of Singapore from a different and more intimate perspective. How many are still recognisable? How much has changed, or remained the same? Whispers emerge from beneath the floorboards – sounds from the environment we reside in, and voices of people in conversation with Nipan, sharing their stories about the land that is their home.

Image rights: Collection of the Artist (Singapore Art Museum commission)

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