Stating The Obvious On State Lands

2021 - ongoing

Site-intervention | performative gesture 

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Lot MK28-07593K, photograph documentation

This ongoing series involves the performative gesture of flag-planting as a way to subvert the omnipresent yet invisible system of land regulation in Singapore.

Flag-planting has long been associated with the act of claiming ownership over a plot of land or a building. In land-scarce Singapore, areas of empty fields are never truly available despite appearing free. The very absence of signs and fences alludes to the totality of land management. In an unauthorised attempt to emphasise this common knowledge, flags bearing the official logo of Singapore Land Authority (SLA) are planted on SLA-controlled fields for all to see.