Please Stand Behind The Yellow Line

The yellow line has been a staple of subway travel in Singapore, a line that we are discouraged to cross for our own safety. Despite their disuse today, these lines remain a virtual barrier in our minds, something that most of us are unable to cross by habit. Inspired by palimpsests, this work draws upon the presentation of double-entendres as a way of expressing the nature of these barriers. Repeated erasure creates layers of meaning, not unlike the way we perceive these lines. This series is an exploration of these barriers and how we unwittingly conform ourselves to the mould that has been created by someone else. In the name of staying safe, we dare not break past these barriers, arbitrary as they seem.

Please Stand Behind The Yellow Line
 
The yellow line has been a staple of subway travel in Singapore, a line that we are discouraged to cross for our own safety. Despite their disuse today, these lines remain a virtual barrier in our minds, something that most of us are unable to cross by habit.
Inspired by palimpsests, this work draws upon the presentation of double-entendres as a way of expressing the nature of these barriers. Repeated erasure creates layers of meaning, not unlike the way we perceive these lines.
This series is an exploration of these barriers and how we unwittingly conform ourselves to the mould that has been created by someone else. In the name of staying safe, we dare not break past these barriers, arbitrary as they seem.
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