Drink It While It’s Hot
Over the history of more than 3000 years, traditional Chinese medicine has bewildered many but has also benefitted countless. An integral part of local life, it is also a symbol of our culture and tradition.
Despite Singapore’s public healthcare arena being dominated by Western medicine, there is an increasing acceptance and recognition of the role of TCM to treat and prevent diseases. Beyond our shores, TCM is undergoing a revival as reported by the World Health Organization in its Global Report on Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019, given the unique health challenges of the 21st century.
As an extension of my family history and research into the growing trend and practice of TCM, I create a series of images to question notions of belief systems, authenticity and more specifically, value and consumer-driven desire for better health. Centered around establishments in Albert Court Wholesale Market and Fu Lu Shou Complex, Drink It While it’s Hot invites viewers to also consider the trade and market of ancient wisdom in keeping our body functioning and in balance.