Joo Choon Lin was unable to attend the artists’ talk on Saturday August 20th, but that morning she sent instead by text a description of her aims and the background to the work:
“I was trying to respond to the first version of the work..instead of printing representations of sea/water..this time I wanted to print water in a more symbolic way… almost like how ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphs or pictograms … abstract languages that are to be decoded … people have been searching for a higher resolution of images or hd or the clearer the better … to represent the ‘lifelike’ nature of reality..but i think the screaming coming from the mouth of the printer and the strikepin that creates an impact on the paper and those shaking..its unpredictable twist or sabotage of the image-making when hung upside down … is more ‘lifelike’ than a high resolution or hd … the cross symbols that appear everywhere in the works … showing how the characteristics of water will blink and shine when surrounded by any light source … the cross can also be seems as the cross used in exorcism as the printer is hung upside down … Objectifs used to be a church before it was converted into an art gallery.
The initial idea of wanting images of water/ resemblance of a waterfall as images are ubiquitous, are everywhere … a response to our mass culture … how easy it is to access images; and people can use them for own use and images are manipulated and compressed to a lower quality, e.g. into gif files..i like the idea of destroying copyright or ownership … people can use images freely like water.”
Joo Choon Lin, Singapore 2016