by Michael Eastman
In the Mood for Love, Kar Wai Wong (2000)
"Singapore" is a portrait of living and longing in the city. The tender and lyrical tone used in the series is intended to mask themes of discombobulation and disconnection. Each picture is meant to seem simultaneously naïve and disquieting, so as to reflect the predicament of an adolescent nation torn between her future and the past.
Atta Kim, Museum Project #087, Spring 2005
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust