Time will not keep the old. In this old ‘forgotten’ house in Muar stays six generations of Chinese Hokkien. Their reunion dinner has brought me here, which reminisces a belonging of my background. Although it has a broken zinc roof, its elderly occupants remain steadfast in preserving the place. Sadly, the younger generation wants to sell the land. It pricks me to see abandonment. It’d be a formal living space, which could be once filled by kindled spirits. In this insipid ghetto, the place seems long forsaken, on contrary it is released and waiting to be revived.
“Don' t despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them per i sh. Because the best things are always growing in secret. ” – Ben Okri
Photolithography Print on Latex Paper, Size with Frame 170 cm by 110 cmSolid wood black frame.