Hanging Heavy On My Eyes, 2016
For one year, day after day and month after month, Ang Song Nian documented the pollution level in the city of Singapore and its region. He meticulously transcribed the density of fine particulate measured by Singapore's National Environment Agency into levels of grey on photosensitive sheets. Composed of images that have been exposed to the light according to the level of pollution of the day and arranged into twelve blocks (each representing a month in the calendar), his installation metaphorically alludes to the impossibility for individuals to visualize the daily impact that their overexploitation of nature has on the environment, but also the daily passivity of humans wenn confronted to climate problems he creates himself.
Venue: Photoforum Pasquart
Ang Song Nian (SG) was born in 1983 in Singapore, where he lives and works. His practice of photography focuses on materials and traces of human behaviours made visible within landscapes. His recent exhibitions include DECK, Singapore, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Northeast Photo Network, United Kingdom. His work has been awarded at the the 41st edition of the New Cosmos of Photography award, Tokyo.