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Originally, Singapore's sole source of water supply was purchased from Malaysia. Malaysia officials’ thread of cutting water supply to Singapore has cropped up through the years, especially when political differences and tensions surfaced. For example, Malaysia’s Information Minister - Mr. Mohamed Rahmat held out the threat of turning off water supply to Singapore in 1998. Through technology, political will and determination, the tropical island state now relies on Malaysia for 30% of its water supply. Even with a reduction in reliance on Malaysia for water, Singapore’s Prime Minister recently warned that water levels in Malaysia’s Linggiu reservoir that supplies to the island state has depleted to an alarmingly low level.
Work is about the fragility of existence on a resource-scarce island city and the geopolitical situation it faces.
Material: Water, live fish, glass, water-proof coating, woodwork with paint, projector, Go-Pro camera, MP3 sound box, plastic beads, steel cable and structure
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4M (Space); 0.7 x 0.7 x 1.2M (Projection box)
Exhibited: Western Pacific – Solo exhibition. Mo Shang Experiment (798 Art District, Beijing)
Video (Installation view) –the little fish surviving in a drop of water
Video (installation view) – projection of the little fish in the drop of water
Video (concept)– the little fish in a drop of water