19 Aug to 27 Aug 730pm - 12am
Fort Canning Park Spiral Stairway
Artists’ impression, courtesy of Chloë Manasseh and Nasrul Sunny
Right at home amidst the flora and fauna of Fort Canning Park, Under My Tree Roof curves around the park’s iconic spiral staircase and beckons visitors to experience the dichotomy between the mural’s sheer scale and the intricacy of the constructed spaces it sits in as they transit through. The interpretative artwork, which features local elements such as wild spice flowers, heritage trees and native birds, stimulates deep reflection on the perceptions of identity and rootedness within a landscape. In its exploration of nature, Under My Tree Roof also posits the idea that perhaps a true wilderness can no longer exist against the backdrop of the modern landscape and in the digital era. Situated under the Yellow Rain Tree, the spiral pathway will provide a place of respite from day to night as the colourful botanical forms come to life in the dark.
About Chloë Manasseh
Chloë Manasseh is a British-Israeli artist residing in Singapore. Working with paint, print, video and installation pieces, her practice explores the fragility of vision and our intrinsic attachment to landscapes which underpins our sense of identity. Her work is featured in several public and private collections around the world, including The Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and has been exhibited across the UK, USA, Singapore, Israel and Italy.