Before You Leave is inspired by the stories of long-term residents in Queenstown, a housing estate in Singapore. It arose from the conversations I had with elderly residents. Their personal memories, experiences and emotions informed my explorations of the neighbourhood, especially areas slated for demolition.
This project began in 2016 as a commission by Matt3r in collaboration with My Community, a registered charity in Singapore. It was presented in Queenstown, and was represented as a series of postcards at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore) in 2018. Audiences could choose to take away the postcards.
Exhibition installation shots by Ng Wu Gang