Points of Departure explores questions relating to memories, familiarity and displacement, by looking into what people choose to document, keep and remember.
First conceptualised in 2013, Points of Departure is created by Juria Toramae as an extension of a photographic series entitled Temporality. 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. Through this exploration, the artist seeks to embark on a journey to understand the nature of belonging.
Points of Departure will premiere with an exhibition at The Promenade, Level 10 of the National Library Building (Singapore) from 1 to 28 April 2015 with the support of the Singapore Memory Project (SMP) and irememberSG fund.