Death Notice Suite shown at GIBCA Extended, Konstepidemin, was a mixed media installation. Using an interplay of glass, light, paper and stone, this work centred on personal portraiture in death notices. I chose portraits from the Singaporean newspapers, framed each portrait in glass and set it upon stone, evoking associations with Chinese ancestor worship and memorial rites.

GIBCA’s theme “I Want to Believe” gave me the chance to use a medium (death notices) considered very taboo in Chinese culture. Showing it publicly at an art biennale in Sweden allowed me to initiate meaningful dialogue around how social taboos are affected when dislodged from their original context. Showing this work at GIBCA generated much conversation with visitors who started sharing diverse cultural perspectives surrounding death and mortality upon seeing my work.