Citation - Deja vu
Institute of Contemporary Art,
Lasalle College of the Arts
'water, water' a two channel video is the culmination of a two week residency in Singapore courtesy of Lasalle College of the Arts.
Two videos describing the inflowing and outflowing tides were displayed on screens placed in galleries opposite and visible to each other.
The title 'water, water' quotes Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' a romantic poem of a sailors change of heart concerning his fearful suspicion of the sea and its creatures into a new and respectful understanding of it's sublime beauty. The particular phrase '...water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.' emphasises Singapore's being surrounded by sea while having to import the bulk of it's fresh water.