This work is a development of my on-going research on rituals and its impact on our lives and spirituality. Garden of Being (2015) explores rituals of the sacred and the everyday, bringing our attention to our interconnectivity with our world through water rituals in Bali and the intimate rituals revolving a Hindu Astrology house in Singapore.
The 4 video projections in this site-specific work features various sites of ritual and nature in Singapore, focusing on the human gesture and the play on shadow and light. Drawing inspiration from everyday rituals in public spaces and private domains, the work weaves an austere yet sensual narrative of rituals rooted in, and shaped by the individual within the larger community.
Garden of Being (2015) was first conceived for OH! Joo Chiat, curated by Alan Oei.