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Sim Pei Xin Shannon

Class of 2018

Final Year Project(s)

明冥之中 (To: The Other World) at NTU ADM Portfolio

Paper effigies are facsimiles of everyday items constructed out of paper. Sacrificed through burning, they transcend the living world to provide material comfort for the deceased in their afterlife. This traditional custom is practised by many Chinese communities to venerate their ancestors and it is an act of remembrance that holds value for both the deceased and the living. “明冥之中 (To: The Other World)” relates to the intrinsic significance of the age-old custom to re-introduce and re-present it. This series is at once an imagination of the afterlife; and an appreciation of the custom.