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)