Material : 5mm solid white acrylic sheets with heavy duty cable ties
Location : Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
Conceptualised during the ‘circuit breaker’ period in 2020, This Time reflects on our heightened sensitivities toward time, distances and proximities. The artwork features two sets of texts on both sides of the bridge:
THIS TIME APART / THIS DISTANCE TOGETHER
LONGING FOR THE SKY / REACHING FOR THE SEA
When read in the context of the pandemic, the texts direct our attention to this ‘moment’ in time where we are held apart, yet share a sense of longing together. Looking beyond the current situation, the texts are a reminder of life’s constant uncertainties, desires, and hopes.
As a site-responsive artwork, the texts are also in dialogue with the elements of the surrounding environment, such as the apartment blocks, the river, sky, and trees. When encountered together, they suggest a dynamic and perpetual connection to the rest of the city and beyond.
The work is commissioned by the National Art Council’s Public Art Trust as part of “Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us”.
Image Credit: Aaron Chan