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Topsoil

A closed circuit loop of the circulation of soil





Commission of Singapore Art Museum for the President's Young Talent 2018
A surveillance camera is trained on a large bed of topsoil but there is no image visible to the human eye upon the bed of soil. The artwork is freed from its servility to being visible to humans through the illumination of an image in the band of the invisible spectrum. The covert infrared wavelength of 940nm greatly improves night vision capabilities of security cameras and capture devices. Only the closed circuit camera and field monitor is capable of receiving the signal of the artwork. The image that is revealed could be said to be reminiscent of a symbolic landscape, alchemical symbol, and/or symbol from the schematic diagram of an electrical or electronic circuit - the NOT gate or inverter gate which implements logical negation.