The Hidden Dimension II (Video Still)

Photograph by

Sarah Choo Jing (Singapore)

About this image

Solitude has become a significant issue in today’s society. This is ironic when contrasted against a highly populated city, such as that of Singapore. How is it possible, that despite being surrounded by people, we are so much alone?

In my recent work, I reflect upon this phenomenon. In The Hidden Dimension I am questioning the effectiveness of the relief offered by daily routines. Seven members of my family are depicted engaged in trivial acts of self-occupation. At exactly the same point in the film, in an unexpected cadence, they simultaneously break from their self-imposed Sisyphean distraction and look out into the audience and each other.