One thousand photographs of individual aluminium drink cans will form the foundation of an exhibition by photographer Stefen Chow and economist Lin Huiyi. Titled Equivalence, the exhibition is part of an on-going series that uses photography to draw attention to economic and social inequality.
The project’s most ambitious iteration to date looks at the value of used aluminium drink cans, a commonplace item that most would regard as rubbish, but is well-sought after by scrap collectors in Singapore. Through their research, Chow and Lin discovered that 1,000 cans fetched SGD$15 at a recycling collection centre in 2016.
To underline this fact, a photograph of a single item worth SGD$15 will be inserted into the exhibition, where all 1,001 images will be laid out in a strict grid in the Objectifs Chapel Gallery. In its clear and concise presentation, Equivalence seeks to engage the viewer and prompt them towards a better understanding of social and economic issues that affect the people around them.
Opening reception: 25 April, 7pm – 9pm
Panel discussion: 27 April, 7.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Chapel Gallery, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
When: 26 Apr - 14 May 2017,