Placing Home: Woodlands is a public art project curated by Dr Wang Ruobing that explores ideas of home and movement within Woodlands.
Writer Pico Iyer once remarked that “Movement is a fantastic privilege, [but] only has a meaning if you have a home to go back to”. What is home, though, if not only a dwelling place?
While a place is defined by its historical and cultural identity, and space can emerge from the physical scales of an area bound with social practices, home is one of the sublime consequences when place and space converge – a habitat for humanity associated with a piece of soul.
To experience home in a public domain is thus a way of encountering spaces in between places. Drawing from this concept, Placing Home: Woodlands presents five artworks in the neighbourhood that invite all to look at our surroundings with fresh eyes and ask questions about the world in which we live.