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
A series of photographs that explore one woman's relationship with her eccentric, sometimes exasperating father—who she also resembles, admires and loves.
Martyrs is an interesting concept — "What would you give your life for? That's a huge question, and that's something that most of us don't have to face every day." Video artist Bill Viola talks about his current 4-screen video installation in London's Saint Paul's Cathedral.