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SANDLAND

2016

Inkjet Print on Epson Archival Matte

Sand is a valuable natural resource that is used all around the world in the production of building materials, computer technology, aeronautics, and in the process of land reclamation. However, the significance of sand in Singapore is unlike that in any other nation. Being one of the world's largest importers of sand, the island city-state's demand for these aggregates continues to grow with the ongoing progress of the young First-World nation.
 
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INSTALLATION

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IMAGES AND TEXT

Photos were taken with a large-format camera. They were then developed, scanned, and printed on archival matte paper. The companying text is a reimagined narrative of a resident who grew up in an apartment overlooking Bedok Sand Reserve.