Juria Toramae’s Points of Departure

Once Upon a Picnic, Changi

Shore Explorers, Sentosa Island

The Junk-Yacht: One Of A Kind

Sandcastles Before Hawksbills Hatchlings Emerge, East Coast Beach

“Points of Departure explores questions relating to memories, familiarity and displacement, by looking into what people choose to document, keep and remember.”

In August 2013, we featured Juria Toramae’s photographic series called Temporality as part of the NOISE Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition. The series has now been expanded into a bigger project with support of the Singapore Memory Project and the IrememberSG fund, and will premiere on April 1 with an exhibition at The Promenade.

“The series draws reference from the sea as a constant as well as a repository of photographic articles as memory artefacts, indicative of their location at the time. These artefacts are then reconstructed and interwoven, to form new narratives reflecting flaws and imperfections of memory. In collaboration with Jerome Lim, the exhibition further incorporates an audio-visual installation inspired by a selection of memories from the islands which have been included in this publication. Through this exploration, the artist seeks to embark on a journey to understand the nature of belonging.”

Points of Departure opens April 1 at The Promenade, Level 10 of the National Library Building (Singapore) and runs through 28 April. On 11 April there will be an artist talk and exhibition tour. Follow the link for details.

Juria is constantly looking for stories and photographs, old and new, of the sea, beach and islands. Hit her up at hello@pointsofdeparture.sg or via the project Facebook page.

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