By Liyu Minzie
Material : Mixed media, metal and enamel paint
Location : Jurong East Central (Open Field beside Jurong Regional Library)
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
Dimensions : 1.8m x 4.2m x 1.4m
In 1971, Cathay Organisation opened the Jurong Drive-In Cinema, Singapore’s first and only drive in theatre, with a capacity of 900 cars and 300 people. As the confines of the car provided a more romantic and private movie viewing experience than the usual theatres, the Drive-In proved to be a hit with young adults and couples. In this artwork, viewers are encouraged to imagine how it was like, or recall and share their memories of the Drive-In and the old films that they watched there.
DRIVE was commissioned as part of the Larger than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood public art showcase by the Public Art Trust in patnership with the National Arts Council's Arts In Your Neighbourhood programme. The artwork was displayed from 9 November 2017 - 28 January 2018.
About the Artist
LIYU (b. 1972) attended art classes when he was young, painted signs, attempted comedy while peddling surgical instruments. He currently holds a day job that keeps him up at night. LIYU loves BBQ, computer games, crisp linen, and all things beautiful and delicious.