Territories of Territory Extraction

The work in this exhibition is drawn from the ongoing research project “Territories of Territory Extraction” by Galen Pardee which uses Singapore’s physical growth since 1989 as a register of the international sand supply chain in Southeast Asia. Across multiple interlinked publications and a field study in Singapore, “Territories of Territory Extraction” explores the multiple vectors of forensic architectural analysis used to expose Singapore’s relationship with its supply chains.

These indexes are composited together into reconstructions of Singapore’s coastline, marking sand suppliers through time and space with patches of color_Galen Pardee