Selfish Boxes
7 – 18 April 2021
Solo exhibition at The Substation Gallery

A recent discovery of a tiny bird figurine that measures no more than 2 cm long has now been declared the oldest work of art ever found in East Asia, dated to be at least 13,000 years old. The historic discovery proves that people made art in China as early as during the Stone Age, and that they liked birds.

It’s 2020 and I am making clay figurines, paintings and drawings of cars because the people of my time, they love cars. I imagine I am a child, innocently trying to draw my parents’ car but my strokes are harsh and violent, almost angry. My future, ruined.

And then I think of after the end of this world. Someone or something finds a figurine, a drawing, or a painting somewhere central of Singapore amongst what was once a power station, an art space, and then a carpark. And wonders, why?