The Point of Arrival

The Point of Arrival was created as a response to Cyril Wong’s poem of the same name, and as part of the National Arts Council’s LAVA Project. The two characters Wong speaks of, sit across from one another at a table, and communicate through a mixture of sign language and written word – an effort comprising both visual and textual means. In this art object, thread, a material mentioned in the poem, is used to map out physical spaces between, through and around them and to cite an excerpt from the text. Like the poem, it combines both visual and textual material in an effort to make itself understood.