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The Liminality Between Life and Death

Wang Jun Jie

Singapore

Wang Jun Jie is a visionary and imaginative individual who possesses an inquisitive and radical mind. As an ardent admirer of creative director Demna Gvasalia, he often approaches his work with the same dynamic that is subversive, innovative, and always through a contemporary lens. Wang relinquished his enrolment in NTU Mechanical Engineering to attain a degree in arts, as he believes that fashion media and communication is where his future lies.

Transfer Station is a boundary-pushing exhibition that aims to challenge the stigma surrounding death within Singapore Chinese culture, by drawing the relationship between the living and the dead through exploring the notion of funerary rituals to provide contemporary perspectives of viewing mortality among the millennials.

TRANSFER STATION is a portrayal of temporality, ambiguity and ephemerality of the everyday aspects of the Chinese Death Care process in Singapore. It depicts the passing of time when time has ended. It aims to blur the boundaries between the life and death, familiar and unfamiliar, known and the unknown, consciousness and subconsciousness by reshaping our perception that death is catastrophe, avoidable and even strange through the fashion lens. The project seeks to interrogate the liminal space as a useful lens to redefine superstitions and beliefs surrounding Chinese Death Care from a critical and contemporary blend of deeply rooted tradition and modern spectacle.

Death is more than just a funeral

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