Reframed / 11 / End of day

Artist’s comments

Each time I return to Pulau Ubin, Singapore, I would linger around Changi’s coast to soak up the nostalgia in the spaces and scenes. Singapore’s blinding growth and development meant that change was the only constant. I grew up in what felt like an eternal present; the past was something that disappeared in a blink, not a slow fade. These amnesiac, disorienting losses were not terribly painful, but at times, hungering for the past leaves me with a dull anxiety, akin to losing one’s keys or perhaps just a misplaced, non-essential object.

This photograph is one of many I’ve taken to immortalise or re-remember an otherwise mundane, forgettable scene – because who knows where it’ll be tomorrow?


Visuals and writing by Celeste Choo