By Jerome Ng and Zed Haan
Location : Ang Mo Kio Linear Park
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
An emphatic cross between a sculpture and a pavilion, BOND is an experential exploration of the evolving interpersonal relationships and social bonds amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
One questions if social distancing has created more separations and divergences. In the physical sense, we have indeed spent more time apart from each other. Yet on another level, it can be discerned that we have also became much more intimate beings internally — the space afforded around us during this pandemic period has actually allowed many to feel the most genuine in the longest time.
Included in the artwork is a 4-part poem reflecting upon strength and solidarity. When read as a whole, BOND reveals fresh nuances of how we connect in daily life in light of the new normal.
The work is commissioned by the National Art Council’s Public Art Trust as part of “Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us” and generously supported and produced by we.are.craftmanship.
Image credit: Finbarr Fallon