Since 2005, Charles Lim Yi Yong’s ongoing project SEA STATE examines the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea. Staggered Observations of a Coast extends on this vigorous enquiry and centres on the idea of “staggered observations” as an entry point for accessing the exhibition’s propositions.
For half a year, Lim sailed all along the east coast anchorage of Singapore. Professionally trained in sailing, the artist applied his sense of staggered observation during these trips, which is the process of taking note of the wave patterns and clouds, allowing for the passage of time to occur, and finally, re-looking at the same points so as to note the changes. More than just utilising the visual sense, there is also an instinctual and tactile component involved, where one could feel and “taste” the air to gauge the humidity. Together, these observations allowed for Lim to “see” the wind, an invisible space, through scrutinising the information from other sources.
Venue: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Mondays – Fridays: 10am – 7pm
Saturdays: 9am – 6pm
Sundays: 10am – 5pm
When: 17 Dec 2021 - 6 Feb 2022,