Inspired by a commonplace activity along the Rail Corridor, walk walk (Singapore Deviation version) is a video and an installation on the theme of walking. While mundane, walking is a carefully managed practice in Singapore, shaped by public agencies and private developers. The island-nation is designed to be very walkable, with air-conditioned shopping malls and well-maintained sidewalks shaded by trees. Siting this work in a bus terminal, artist Tan Pin Pin highlights ideas about freedom of movement, how walking is a basic expression of this freedom, and how public transportation further supports our mobility.
walk walk (Singapore Deviation version) comprises a video and text installations. The video documentary installed at the Transitlink Office features several individuals discussing the role of walking in their lives. At the terminal, different lines of text rest on individual ceiling beams and are meant to be viewed as commuters pass through the terminal. Read together, the lines echo the measured sound of footsteps, emphasising the rhythms of walking.
Venue: Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal
11A Spooner Road
When: 29 Apr 2023 - 9 Mar 2025,