MONUMENT MOMENTO is a sister series to PERFECT STRANGER. Words engraved on stone, stand as blocks of compressed time, in an emotionality of shades. The work draws from distilled conversations belonging to a year-long Q&A project with a stranger, an Israeli psychologist living in Singapore, in 2016. It is a fossilized, fleeting exchange between two women from different pasts, presents, and futures.
Every day, the Psychologist would ask a question, and the Artist would respond. Over time, this process of inquisition and disclosure unveiled an intimate tapestry of fact and fiction, spanning across a barrage of recollections, observations, questions, lists, stories, poems, confessions, and jokes.
Like little keys, the words inscribed on each block of stone, unlock a memory belonging to a particular day, forming a physical and narrative time-capsule of passing moments.
MONUMENT MOMENTO is visually emblematic of the irony and balance in binaries and dualities — between the monumental and mundane, stillness and change, materiality and ephemerality, was and is, hello and goodbye.
Sullivan+Strumpf acknowledge the Indigenous People of this land, the traditional custodians on whose Country we work, live and learn. We pay respect to Elders, past and present, and recognise their continued connection to culture, land, waters and community.