MONUMENT MOMENTO is a sister series to PERFECT STRANGER. Words engraved on stone, stand as blocks of compressed time, in an emotionality of shades. The work draws from distilled conversations belonging to a year-long Q&A project with a stranger, an Israeli psychologist living in Singapore, in 2016. It is a fossilized, fleeting exchange between two women from different pasts, presents and futures.
Everyday, the Psychologist would ask a question, and the Artist would respond. Over time, this process of inquisition and disclosure unveiled an intimate tapestry of fact and fiction, spanning across a barrage of recollections, observations, questions, lists, stories, poems, confessions and jokes.
Like little keys, the words inscribed on each block of stone, unlock a memory belonging to a particular day, forming a physical and narrative time-capsule of passing moments.
MONUMENT MOMENTO is visually emblematic of the irony and balance in binaries and dualities — between the monumental and mundane, stillness and change, materiality and ephemerality, was and is, hello and goodbye.