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How Are Things

Variable. Holographic vinyl stickers.


Have you spotted the message? What is your response?


How Are Things is a public art installation that addresses issues of human communication, object relations and visual perception. Using holographic stickers, this artwork transforms the 2000-seater grandstand of Woodlands Stadium facing an MRT track into a colossal text message that can only be viewed from a distance.


By posing the casual question ‘How are things? in an unexpected manner to commuters travelling between Woodlands and Marsiling MRT stations, the artwork nudges people to reflect on the status of issues of concern, their personal thoughts, feelings and well-being, or those of objects and the broader community, especially overlooked ones.  This work builds on artist Michael Lee’s research on urban memory and fiction. 


Michael Lee (Singapore)


Michael Lee (Singapore) researches urban memory and fiction, especially the contexts and implications of loss, and transforms his observations into diagrams, models, environments, events or texts. He was part of the curatorial team for the Singapore Biennale in 2016.


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