Physical Forest




Physical Forest by Taisuke Koyama (Japan) was commissioned by INSITU in Singapore for the project entitled Fort Canning Hill. What struck Koyama most was the overwhelming humidity, the vivid call of birds, snakes, geckoes climbing up tree trunks and dense stands of trees covered with epiphytic plants. This was Nature, changing constantly and growing with the silent passage of time. Conscious of this presence, Koyama - when standing on Fort Canning Hill - attempted to capture body movements into photography. Similar to Tai Chi, the photographer thus managed to communicate with this historic forest.