Collected explorations
& musings on intimacy

Through the Neighbour’s Walls

Interactive Experiential Installation
Kreta Ayer Square
10 – 13 Nov 2022, 12 – 6PM

Photography by Marcus Chow
A familiar tune plays in the distance,
unable to identify its source – you lean in.
A wave of nostalgia pulls you closer.
You find yourself transported to a past life.

Set in a living room from the past, a Rediffusion set broadcasts familiar programmes throughout the day, reliving its role as a companion to the worker and the homemaker, the young and the old. It alludes to a time when the arts was woven into the fabric of our daily lives and served as a locus around which communities would gather.

When passers-by listen to the Rediffusion broadcasts, they are transported to a different time and space. For the curious guest, entering the living room takes them into the life of an imagined household where they would engage in intimate encounters. As they discover traces left behind by the family members, they will be invited to reflect upon and share about their own fond memories of everyday pastimes.

This experiential installation is an extension of the first episode of The Everyday Museum's self-guided audio trail series, Speaking of which – An Organic Terminus. Commissioned by The Everyday Museum in partnership with National Archives Singapore and support from Rediffusion. Public interactions by Clarice Ng, set design and art direction by Junior Foong.

Find out more about the programme here.

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