Welcome to Kaki Bukit

2018 / Commissions

3-channel Video
Permanent Public Installation
Downtown Line, Kaki Bukit MRT Station
LTA Art in Transit Programme

The video installation brings together the split personality of the Kaki Bukit area. The train line that runs below this estate cuts accurately across the uncanny divide, where an industrial landscape of workshops, factories and offices occupy one side, while a domestic landscape consisting of housing estates and schools occupy the other. The participatory video captures the identity of this divide through a dynamic welcome sign, where “Welcome” is written by participants from the domestic side by school children and residents, “Kaki Bukit” written by workers from the industrial estates on the other side, and “to” written by the artist who represents the train station inserted in between.