MIRAGE is a short video work, animating a repeated approach, entry and fly through of the 3D Rumah Tok Su Model. The artist has borrowed the house as a location to film within and appropriates the reference placing it alongside earlier colonial representations of ‘the Malay House’ within the overall installation. The ‘Malay House’, within the context of Malayan Museology, photography, and colonial travel, administrative and anthropological writing, takes on the form of a trope. The process of description inscribes a permanency to its form and symbolic value.

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