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Post-industrial Bodies

Exhibition:  Lasalle Graduation Show

​Year:            2021

I am interested in how the human body internalises the external influences of the material world and social systems humans live in, especially that of the working environment. As Singapore shifts into a post-industrial era, the way people work, and the relationship between mankind and nature changes. The modern machine no longer stands for a miracle of automation but is now a symbol of a larger biological power that invisibly takes control of our work and lives.

Post-industrial Bodies uses objects from the central air-conditioning system - one of the most symbolic machines in postindustrial Singapore - as a medium. This work attempt to examine how the human body tries to meet the needs of society, rather than its own functionality. This serves as a metaphor of the reciprocal assimilative relationship between our bodies and the material world around us.

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