Residency #24 – Tan Wei Keong – June 2024

Artist’s Statement

Raising Sam
I have a child named Sam. Sam is a 9-year-old who learns from listening. As a gay parent, I am mindful of my language, specifically the usage of texts. Verbal conversations, typed messages. Texts build narratives and shape behaviours. Texts hold power. Sam is made of texts. So, what will Sam become? In post-377A Singapore, how do we use text to our advantage in shaping our future?