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Sea State 9: Proclamation

Interview with Charles Lim Yi Yong

Singapore is a key port in the world’s infrastructure and a central node in the international financial system. The country’s most limited resource is land, which it is attempting to increase by terraforming, reclaiming land from the sea. Thirty per cent of its surface is now artificial land. Its plans for growth are at odds with an inescapable reality: every year, the sea rises 4 millimetres as a consequence of the melting icecaps and increasing temperatures. In 2100, the sea could be 2.5 metres.

The artist Charles Lim Yi Yong been analysing the limits of the nation state through the visible and invisible co-ordinates of the sea.

Authors: Charles Lim

Related to After the End of the World, Climate Change

20 February 2018