This series explores how one’s extreme familiarity with his environment can actually become a psychological entrapment. Singapore is so small that as Singaporeans, there is a dearth of novelty or “strangeness” in our surroundings. The series also explores how the Internet is then a medium in which Singaporean youths escape or perceive the world beyond.
The irony is that this dream is nonetheless an artificial construct. What is most revealing is how the Internet keeps us within a search bubble, constructing the way we perceive the world. Images appropriated online are not representative of the places. This reveals the incongruity between what is actual and what is being represented, and how the image is simply a projection.
— Benjamin Ziggy Lee
treats photography as a vehicle for painting, collage and sculpture. He uses the chemicals in his dark-room as a painter uses color, developing the compositions and allowing for processes outside his direct control.
In this short documentary interview, Shore talks about the influence of Andy Warhol's Factory on his own ideas of conceptual art, and he shares some very powerful current projects in progress — pure inspiration!
A nostalgic look at the "old-fashioned" scrap book as a way of keeping personal memories alive — recalling the pleasures of touch, smell, texture, hand-written notes, and the "real things."