lost in transition


lost in transition

a travelling paper-making project exploring loss and liminality

2021 – Present
Recycled Paper


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a time of collective loss for many of us, whether we realise it or not. Stuck in a prolonged state of flux, our everyday lives have changed significantly: loved ones separated, jobs lost, traditional events paused. These quieter forms of loss are often unacknowledged, yet we mourn inwardly for them.

These cycles of hidden grief are eerily familiar for adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs) like myself. Returning to Singapore in 2020, amidst the pandemic, I was confronted with yet another time of transition, and my own historical experience with loss as an ATCK. I sought to process this period of liminality the best way I knew how: making art.

In doing so, I started ‘lost in transition’, an ongoing, travelling three-part project that seeks to recycle paper from specific remnants of my past and present, and make new paper together with others, over conversations about life, loss and everything in-between.

Project Locations

Art Outreach

1-7 March 2021

For a week in March 2021, the HEARTH 2.0 space at Art Outreach was transformed into a workshop and open studio space for this first instalment of lost in transition, thinking about my journey as a TCK and art therapist.

dblspce

16 Sep – 12 Oct 2021

Part of a month-long residency at dblspce, this second chapter of the lost in transition project sought to explore the present state of flux, and the quiet grief that accompanied this journey through the pandemic.

SainouSpace

Nov 2021 – Jan 2022 (Ongoing)

Following a month’s residency at SainouSpace, the artist is proud to present “(UN)CERTAINTY“, a solo exhibition for the final instalment of lost in transition, from 27 Nov-19 Dec. Paid workshops to come in Jan 2022.

Workshops & Talks

Pop-Up Workshops & Talks

DIY paper-making workshops and talks have been run for over 50 individuals from local schools, companies and artist groups. Interested in a small private workshop? Get in touch.

Artwork Samples

The Story Behind the Project