What I Did Before (Inside 4: Reformation or the Assembling of a Long Lost Labyrinth)
In 1998, I was invited to participate in an exhibition entitled ‘Volume & Form’ in Singapore. I was given a space to build an installation at a place called Substation, on Armenian Street in the city. I wrote a proposal for the installation and made some necessary arrangements before went over building it.
Below is a part from the proposal:
Inside 4: A PROPOSAL
- The title of the installation is Inside 4: Reformation or the Assembling of a Long Lost Labyrinth.
- Inside 4 is the installation’s sequential position in the Inside Series.
- Reformation is the shifts and changes made to remove imperfections.
- Assembling is the act of putting things or matters together perhaps into a collection or category.
- Long Lost is a thing or matter of a long time lost and perhaps is already forgotten. Upon discovery, the long lost may be recognized as somehow related or known to us, perhaps.
- Labyrinth is a network of winding paths or ways through which it difficult to finds one’s way without help.
- The installation is proposed for the Singapore’s 1999 Volume and Form.
- It will be a mixed material installation using a broad range of materials quite similar to the previous pieces.
- It is proposed to be an interior piece. It will also be an on-site installation. Size and placements are to be considered after discussions with the exhibition’s curator, at least three weeks before on-site works begin. Estimated construction hours are about 3 days with 1 assistant.