Land and Water
One of the Chinese terms for landscape is “shan shui”, literally ‘mountain water’, or land and water. Shanshui is also the name of a genre of traditional Chinese painting, depicting vistas of mountains and rivers. These two features were crucial components of this art form, which expressed humanity’s relationship with the world at large, as well as philosophical concepts.
LAND presents 2 bodies of work that address our consciousness of and about the landscapes that exist at the peripheries of our built environment – their layers of history, as well as the narratives and emotions attached to these places.
WATER will comprise a re-presentation of Mirror of Water, commissioned by the Esplanade in 2019. Mirror of Water captures the effects of pollution in a prismatic body of water, and documents the effects of this pollution on the wider ecosystem.