Where do stories begin / Where do stories end, 2019 / by Michael Lee

Michael Lee and Perception3,  Where do stories begin / Where do stories end  (detail), 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3, Where do stories begin / Where do stories end (detail), 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Details:

Where do stories begin / Where do stories end is a two-part, text-based and site-specific installation that invites us to consider the notion of history as a series of layered stories that unfold and fold into one another perpetually. The two parts of the title prompt us to reflect on what we know (or what we think we know) of Singapore’s founding history, and to consider how stories in history are always purposefully framed with specific beginnings and ends. Who decides on where a story starts and ends? What more could we learn from other perspectives yet to be heard or explored? How do we begin to tell our own stories—of ourselves, of places, people, and things that surround us; and what would their endings be?

Media:

i Light

Straits Times

Michael Lee and Perception3,  Where do stories begin / Where do stories end  (detail), 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3, Where do stories begin / Where do stories end (detail), 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3,  Where do stories begin / Where do stories end , 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3, Where do stories begin / Where do stories end, 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3,  Where do stories begin / Where do stories end , 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.

Michael Lee and Perception3, Where do stories begin / Where do stories end, 2019, LED neon rope mounted on acrylic sheets installed on railings of Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore, part of “Bridges of Time”: i Light 2019 Bicentennial Edition. Photo by Supergrapher.