A Wallflower in a Garden City
A Wallflower in a Garden City: Longing for Belongingness is a social-art-cum-visual-communications project that centers on the artist’s personal struggle against the chronic loneliness caused by her displacement in Singapore. It seeks to investigate the idea that loneliness is treatable, if not curable, through a mindful approach towards adventurous social experiences. Loneliness entraps minds in pessimism; to shed the negative presumptions, it might be necessary to confront the anxiety and challenge the established self-norms and conventions. The artist embarks on a restorative journey that carries her away from comfort, deliberately involving herself in prolonged interactions with strangers to rediscover her social potency and, along with it, the sense of belongingness.