Perception3 is an interdisciplinary art duo founded in 2007 by artist and writer Regina De Rozario and design practitioner Seah Sze Yunn. Their collaborative practice is currently focused on exploring the notions of loss and memory in the wake of Singapore’s transformation of its city spaces; in particular, how these changes may transform one’s sense of place and ‘home’. Through their work, they point to the relationships encountered between the self and city, and how narratives and art may play a role in shaping what is to be forgotten or remembered. Their works are expressed primarily through text, photography, digital video, and site-specific installation, and have been collected and showcased locally and abroad.
#01339 Before Crawford Bridge on Crawford Road; #08069, Bencoolen Stn Exit By Rendezvous Hotel, Bras Basah Road; #14369, by the Interlace on Depot Road
You Will Not Feel This Way Forever
You Will Not Feel This Way Forever is the latest in a line of text installations developed by Perception3 that point to the notions of impermanence and change, and to the poetics of everyday public spaces. This new work, comprising only the words of its title, is set plainly within the confines of the ubiquitous bus shelter advertising display, appearing stealthily in three different iterations and locations along the exhibition route. Considered together with the elements found within each site, the texts may be read, in turn, as an objective campaign statement that suggests encouragement and affirmation, an incantation of hope and wishful thinking, or as a reminder and warning of a volatile and ambiguous future.