A scene from our Phantoms exhibition. Love this room, and love the way people interact with it.
Heman Chong imagines a future of dystopian stillness with Calendars (2020–2096), an installation of 1001 photos, each a calendar page capturing a moment of complete emptiness in today’s bustling areas of Singapore. “These spaces intrigue me on a structural and emotional level,” he says. “I know they are so susceptible to change, to every sway of policy, to every new wave.” In other works for Phantoms of Asia, Chong’s site-specific installations are a meditative interaction with the gallery space, applying thousands of original stickers into geometric shapes that may be found in nature, atomic structures, or cosmic symbols.
Photo by Jay Jao.