Works for a space in transition
"When I saw Ryan Lim's work for the first time, it resonated in me the feeling I had experienced in my old kitchen when smoking a cigarette and contemplating whilst looking at the sky.
When I started to make mental preparations to move to a new home, as well as began to look for one, I decided to invite him to work in my living room. After some correspondence and a couple of meetings, we decided Ryan would have free access to my house (except for my bedroom) during the period of January to February 2021, coinciding with my moving out from that place.
I made a time schedule that we arranged for when he could be in my home. Throughout the whole period, we would barely see each other. The only way we could find out about the other’s presence was either through my moved belongings or through his new artworks he would place around the rooms. The works I would discover every evening when coming back home were pieces of exhibition-walls Ryan had collected in the past and was now re-using to present photos of my living environment in combination with his writing. Some photos I remember depicted: my messy kitchen table with espresso cup and Moka pot, the old blanket on the couch next to the Wi-Fi router, the pipes from the boiler with a paper cup full of nails and my old handmade curtain." — Daniele Formica