Secret, interiors: chrysalis (20) | 2006

Size: 250 x 250 x 150cm

Medium: Furniture and readymades (multi media installation)

Exhibition: Supreme Court, (4 Sep -12 Nov 2006), “Belief”, Singapore Biennale 2006, Singapore 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Moscow (1 Mar – 1 Apr 2007), “Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia”, Russia

Secret, interiors: Chrysalis (19-22) is a 4-room installation installed in Singapore’s former Supreme Court. Situated in the chambers of the judges, they explore the secret lives and fantasies of 4 judges – the private self behind the implacable public façade. Grand projects are dreamt up and an attempt to realise these visions undertaken; using whatever comes to hand, be it a broom or a bucket.

Each project is chosen from a game or dream from childhood, a search to recapture a remembered past with the tools, skills and knowledge of the adult one has become. In this room, the adult occupant plays a child’s game (playing with dolls) and takes the innocent desire of a child for her dolls to come alive, far too seriously, resulting in the following elaborate and obsessive installation.