The Forgotten Garden by Benedict Yu

We had the honour of collaborating on an art & fashion piece with our friend, and artist, Benedict Yu. Having showcased his works internationally, Benedict works mainly between Singapore and Taiwan. This exhibition, The Forgotten Garden, touches largely on how items are much more than merely inanimate objects, they often hold memories and experiences, even if they might seem simple on the surface. 

The apparel we created was made using water reactive fabrics, originally used as the flooring for Benedict's theatre production. These fabrics turn black when water is introduced onto them, and slowly evaporate till they are fully white once more. 

We believe each person has their own stories to tell, and in this form, each layer flows out from it’s source, like scrolls being drawn out from its origin. They only form a complete entity by being placed upon one another, in the same way each person is merely a sum of our experiences. 

Yet, each piece is seemingly white, with mere glimpses of the stories within. These darkness hidden amongst the plainness of the material are not fully visible, until the artist touches his brush against the canvas. 

Details of the exhibition:

Currently on loan exhibit at Singapore Design Week

Raffles City, Level 3, Atrium

16th to 25th September

[The exhibit will return to Coriander Leaf @ Chijmes, 

30 Victoria St, #02-01, Singapore Chijmes, Singapore 187996

Open till 15th October

Public viewing timings are:

Monday - Sunday, 11am-12pm & 5pm-6pm]