A series of 2 works made in the MRT; Public Handphone and Colours of People.
This artwork researches the world inside the phone. Many people in Singapore use their phones as they commute on the train. Whether it’s playing with our own phone or looking at the movie the person beside us is watching, we immerse ourselves in this virtual world. Though the space we are at and the devices we use are all very similar, every phone or tablet goes to a different world. Made from hundreds of photographs secretly taken in from passengers’ phone in MRT like a surveillance, this installation researches about the things people do on their phone and the alternative worlds that for many, are more attractive than reality.
Phones photos are printed on acrylic sheet and hung from the ceiling, mounted on the wall and tables, giving the feeling of them being everywhere, easily seen but in the same time not suppose to be seen.
A collection of colour swatches collected from the colour of people’s clothes in the mrt. There have been many data collected from the colour of people’s skin, this artwork focuses on the colour of their second skin. Whether it's a uniform or a clothes they choose by themselves, these are colours worn are interchangeable and mostly optional. It researches the different second skin colours of the people in Singapore, looking for patterns, more common colours and the colour of the public. This artwork also acts as an ode to my studio mate, the fellow commuters.