Hum

 

2012

 

Single-channel video with sound

Projected on the floor on a bed of crushed cockle shells

 

A document from a yearlong process of time spent between the artist and her grandmother, Hum comes from a place of tenderness and appreciation. The basis for the work resides in giving effort to preserve and work through a relationship separated by a generational gap. Sharing the space of the kitchen, having long conversations, and sifting through significant memories with one another, the work slowly became both a reason to interact as well as and an opportunity to come together in a new way, opening up deeper levels of contact.

 

Moving through histories and simultaneously co-existing in the present, this work seeks to safeguard and mark these moments of living with and caring for each other.

Shown at 4squared, National Junior College, Singapore in September 2012.